Additional Sustainable Design & LEED

Indiana Harbor Development, East Chicago, Indiana

This project envisions 270 modular single-family homes built over four years. With input from the community and the City, Bauer Latoza Studio is designing the units with detail and floor plan variances to accommodate specific needs. In pursuance of LEED for Homes certification, sustainable design components will include select finishes, rain gardens, plant selection and other systems that curb energy consumption.

  • Client: Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
  • Project Address: East Chicago, Indiana
  • Project Size: 1,300 to 1,600 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $43 million (estimated)
  • Services Provided: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Site and Landscape Design
  • LEED Certification: Pursuing LEED for Homes


UNO Veterans Memorial School Campus, Chicago, Illinois

This new charter school is located in a former industrial warehouse building that was rehabilitated to meet the needs of elementary and high school students. The project was awarded LEED Gold. Bauer Latoza developed the planting and site design to promote sustainability, provide alternative stormwater management, and offer educational opportunities.

  • Client: United Neighborhood Organization
  • Project Address: 4248 W. 47th Street, 1st Floor, Chicago, Illinois
  • Project Size: 2 acres
  • Construction Cost: $38 million (250,000 for Landscape Architecture)
  • Services Provided: Site and Landscape Design
  • Awards: 2009 Mayor Daley’s Landscape Award
  • LEED Certification: LEED Gold


PRCC Greenhouse, Chicago, Illinois

In an effort to promote a healthier community, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center led efforts for the installation of a new greenhouse atop their award-winning alternative high school. The greenhouse will enable the school’s math and science program to expand to planting and producing fresh fruits and vegetables for healthy living. Bauer Latoza Studio was retained as architect to provide design services for an assessment and feasibility report, construction/permit documents and construction observation for the new greenhouse addition.

  • Client: Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC)
  • Project Address: 2739-41 W. Division Street Chicago, Illinois 60622
  • Project Size: 900 sf
  • Construction Cost: $385,000
  • Services Provided: Feasibility Report, Architectural Assessment, Design Documents, Construction Observation


Lincolnwood Public Library, Lincolnwood, Illinois

Bauer Latoza Studio expanded Lincolnwood Public Library’s parking lot by upgrading the landscape design, and providing better on-site circulation for pedestrians and vehicles. The expansion provided an alternative approach to stormwater management incorporating permeable pavers, rain gardens and native plantings, contributing to more sustainable surrounding.

  • Client: Lincolnwood Public Library District
  • Project Address: 4000 W. Pratt Avenue, Lincolnwood, Illinois
  • Project Size: 1 acre
  • Construction Cost: $500,000
  • Services Provided: Site and Landscape Design