Harold Washington Unity Co-Operative
- Division: Residential
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Architect: Landon Bone Baker Architects
- Client: Erie Cooperative Limited Partnership
- General contractor: Humboldt Construction Co.
- Consultants: GFGR Structural; RTM & Associates; HTH Mechanical
The 18-building, 87-apartment development on 12 sites scattered around Humboldt Park were designed to fit into the existing scale and texture of the neighborhood. The structures also bring a fresh and contemporary feel to an area neglected for years. Clean simple lines, studied proportions, strong but not overpowering color and careful detail combine for buildings that project strength, permanence and a modern aesthetic. The jurors felt that this project was an excellent example of restoring the urban fabric of a neighborhood; it gives back to the area rather than repeating what's been done.