Irene McCoy-Gaines Apartments

Chicago, IL

Nia Architects

I led a team that designed a new podium building as part of a new proposal to the Irene McCoy-Gaines Apartments in Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side. The project brought the amenity spaces from the top floor of the 17-story tower down to the first floor. Besides providing a much need update to spaces, the new podium building also provided space both vertically and horizontally in the common areas. Additionally, we proposed a winter garden on the top floor in place of the existing amenity spaces.