Project Detail


Rosa Parks Apartments

Chicago, IL United States

Landon Bone Baker Architects


Project Description

2011 RADA

Affordable / Merit

The Rosa Parks Apartments complex is far from the average affordable project, mainly because Landon Bone Baker Architects infused it with thoughtful design and user-friendly unit plans. One judge liked that it’s “very quiet and understated.” Each of the eight buildings in the project is highlighted by precast exterior walls with 6 inches of blown in fiberglass. Colorful bays animate the street, while the largest building—a four-story, 27-unit structure—features solar hot water, geothermal heating, and a heat recovery system for the kitchen and bath exhausts. It is seeking LEED Gold certification.


Project Details

Rosa Parks Apartments
Shared by:
Project Team:
    Peter Landon, Principal In Charge / Project Architect.
  • General Contractor: Joy Aruguete 
  • Developer: Joy Aruguete 
  • Mep Consultant: John Katrakis 
  • Landscape Architect: Mimi McKay 
  • Photography: Andreas Eg Larsson 

Specified Products

Bathroom And Kitchen Cabinets: Armstrong,; Bathroom Fittings: Gerber Plumbing,, Moen,; Bathroom Fixtures: Bootz Industries,, Mansfield,; Countertops: Wilsonart,; Doors: Curries,, Graham Doors,, Pittco,; Flooring: Guoya Bamboo,, Mohawk Group,, Shaw,; Hardware: Adams Rite,, Cal-Royal,, Hager,, Ives,, LCN,, Schlage,, Von Duprin,; Hvac Equipment: Goodman,; Insulation: Johns Manville,; Kitchen Fittings: Gerber Plumbing,; Kitchen Fixtures: Elkay,; Lighting Fixtures: Air King,, Cooper Lighting,, RAB Lighting,, Sea Gull Lighting,, Spaulding Lighting,, Xenon Architectural Lighting,; Oven and Refrigerator: GE,; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: PPG Pittsburgh Paints,; Roofing: GAF,; Solar Energy System: Solar Services,; Windows: Climate Guard,



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