Photographers Studio and Classroom and Store

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

A photographer needed a space to display his work. The space also had to work as a studio space, classroom, and bookstore. The small storefront was cleared of all walls to allow for long shooting angles and to enhance the presentation of the photographer's large landscapes. The large, pre-wired table serves as buffet for openings, a gathering place for classroom events, and a layout table. All services (lighting, HVAC) are minimized or hidden to limit distraction to the viewing experience. Simple materials compliment the black and white photos.

Architect of Record

David Raino-Ogden
Raino-Ogden Architects
3744 N. Southport
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Phone: (773) 528-6510
Fax: (773) 528-0060

General Contractor

Mark Pojawis
Triple M Design, Inc.
7007 Jonquil Terrace
Niles, Illinois 60714
Phone: (847) 420-4943


John Batdorff
David Raino-Ogden

Direct image use from site prohibited. For inquiries on image use, or to obtain specific image credit in the event of multiple photographers, contact AIA Chicago.