National Acclaim for Marquette Park Pavilion
Masonry Construction magazine has awarded MARQUETTE PARK PAVILION a Masonry Construction Project of the Year Award in Historic Preservation for 2012. The award winners will be showcased at the World of Concrete event Feb 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas.
BauerLatoza Studio, the architect for the $6.5 million project, provided restoration, historic preservation, and interior design services for the Pavilion, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Gary, Indiana. The thoughtful restoration was completed in collaboration with the City of Gary, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, Hitchcock Design Group, Henneman Engineering, Matrix Engineering, and Gariup Construction.
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Marquette Park Pavilion exterior and interior images courtesy of Bob Palmieri
BauerLatoza Studio Presents “Embracing Prentice”
BauerLatoza Studio’s conceptual design for the reuse of Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital was presented at a press conference held by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on January 3, 2013 at the offices of AIA Chicago. This design was originally submitted for the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s design competition held in October 2012 for the endangered landmark. BLS has since elaborated on the design at the request of the National Trust.
BLS principal and former Chicago Landmarks Commissioner Edward Torrez, AIA, presented the “Embracing Prentice” design along with three additional architectural firms introducing their respective concepts. The design features a sweeping 25-story addition that would curve and “embrace” the facades of Goldberg’s Prentice. The addition would contain research laboratories and related support spaces, increasing the square footage of the new complex to over 1 million. The in-house design team consists of Roberta Brucato, John Cramer, Sarah Olson, and Jamie Aubry under the guidance of Tim Vacha and Edward Torrez.
Click here to read the Chicago Tribune’s coverage of the ongoing effort to save Prentice Women’s Hospital, and click here to learn more about BLS’s “Embracing Prentice”.
“Embracing Prentice” rendering and plan courtesy of BauerLatoza Studio
BauerLatoza Studio Gains a New Client: Chicago Zoological Society
BauerLatoza Studio is pleased to partner with the Chicago Zoological Society on four roof replacement projects at the Brookfield Zoo. The buildings include Habitat Africa – The Forrest, Habitat Africa – The Savannah, Small Antelope House, and the Kjobe Adobe (Wild Dog Viewing Area).
As part of our work at the Brookfield Zoo we are committed to proactive planning, adaptable scheduling, and continuous client dialogue, to ensure the security and well being of the monkeys, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, and all others who live and play at the zoo.
Team Selected for the 48th Ward Retail Corridor Master Plan
BauerLatoza Studio partnering with URS was selected to work with the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development on the 48th Ward Retail Corridor Master Plan. The planning area consists of both the Edgewater and Uptown communities along Broadway, Clark and Devon Avenues. The team will work with various stakeholders to develop a vision for future land-use, development potential and physical environment. BauerLatoza Studio will be leading the historic preservation efforts, focusing on the economic development initiatives and redevelopment opportunities for the existing notable architecture within the area.
BauerLatoza Studio Obtains a New Client: The Four Seasons Mumbai
Magus Estates & Hotels Limited has selected BauerLatoza Studio (BLS) to design Prato, a new pavilion-style restaurant for The Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, India. Prato takes its name from the Tuscan city which shares with Mumbai a history rich in textile design and production. The new structure will reflect the architectural character of the 19th century mills which once occupied the site as it blends elements of Italian and Indian culture. Working with award-winning interior designer Yabu Pushelberg of New York and Toronto, BLS will serve as design architect on this 4,000 square-foot restaurant that is scheduled to open in 2013.
Four Season Prato Wine Gallery, rendering by interior designer Yabu Pushelberg.
BauerLatoza Studio Gains a New Client: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BauerLatoza Studio was selected to provide professional services for the design, bid/award, and construction administration services for the exterior repair of Davenport Hall. Built in 1900 and designed by Joseph C. Llewellyn in the renaissance classical style, Davenport Hall is one of the earliest campus buildings at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally the headquarters for the College of Agriculture the facility is now utilized by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for instructional classrooms, laboratories, and administrative offices. The project will include restoration of the brick and terra cotta masonry, replacement of the windows with historically sensitive replications, and a new slate roof. BauerLatoza Studio is very excited about working with the University on this important project.
Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago Renovation
Built in 1927 by notable architects Rissman & Hirschfield, the Knickerbocker is a landmark luxury hotel located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood near the Magnificent Mile. Working with the Los Angeles design firm, indidesign, BauerLatoza Studio has been retained to provide a preliminary analysis for the feasibility of an interior renovation. Following that analysis, permit drawings and construction documents will be developed based on the recommended approach for a new lobby, bar, and new restaurant which will include a working buffet. The majority of the work is scheduled to be complete by the hotel’s 85th anniversary in the spring of 2012.
University of Chicago Paulson Institute
BauerLatoza Studio is assisting the University of Chicago with the adaptive reuse of a 5,250 square foot, three-story building within the Hyde Park Campus. The former student housing facility will be converted into offices which will house the new Paulson Institute. The project encompasses a complete interior renovation to incorporate offices and conference rooms. The building will also receive a new elevator, ADA accessible restrooms, and related support spaces.
William J. Onahan Elementary School Annex
The Public Building Commission of Chicago, on behalf of Chicago Public Schools, retained BauerLatoza Studio to provide Architect of Record Services for the implementation of a new two-story Annex at the Onahan School on Chicago’s northwest side. The addition will serve approximately 300 students and includes nine classrooms, one computer classroom, a new elevator, offices, and ADA toilet facilities. The project scope also includes the renovation of select areas within the existing school as well as site improvements, a new playground, and a new permeable-paver parking lot. The project is targeted to achieve LEED for Schools Silver certification.
Morton Arboretum Concept Design
BauerLatoza Studio was selected to develop concept designs for seven areas identified for future development as part of the Morton Arboretum’s 2011 Master Plan Update. The seven areas include: the Children’s Garden – Phase II; a new Tree Adventure Area; a new Events Pavilion; a Geographic Collections Visitor Station; a new Maintenance Complex; Main Entrance Enhancements; and a permanent Parking Expansion. BauerLatoza Studio is serving as the lead architect, working closely with the award winning landscape architect Warren T. Byrd, Jr., FASLA of Nelson Byrd Woltz, and the award-winning exhibit designer, Gallagher & Associates. BauerLatoza Studio first worked with the Arboretum twenty years ago on the master plan and design for the Thornhill Education Center.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of 4,128 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum’s beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and education programs, and year-round family activities support its mission – the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.