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  • Painting With Light

    Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago provides a luminous setting to celebrate art

  • Steelcase Designs a Business Space to Foster Collaboration

    When Steelcase learned a few years ago that mobile technologies were leading companies to purchase less furniture, it didn't panic. Instead, it created Workspring,

  • Rebuilding Bolivar

  • Shaped by the Sun

    Studio Gang's daylighting research informs the dynamic profile of a residential high-rise in Chicago

  • Housing and Economic Recovery Act: Median Incomes and Rent Growth at LIHTC Properties

    The impact of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), as reflected in the 2009 median family incomes (MFI), has brought a welcome reversal to the problem of no rent growth at Sec. 42 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties, along with a few other benefits for underwriting...

  • Light, Plan, Form

    Skyscraper. High-rise. Tall building. Office tower. Call it what you want, there is no denying that this building type plays a critical, ongoing role in architecture's lexicon. A uniquely American innovation that defines the skylines of New York, Chicago, and so many other cities, the skyscraper is...

  • Change Is in the Air

    CHICAGO— Nov. 4, 2008, was an exciting day to be in the Windy City.

  • HIV/AIDS Housing Grants Awarded to 19Programs

    Nineteen housing developments and programs will share $21.4 million in grants under the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, reported the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • IHDA Names New Executive Director

    Chicago—Gloria L. Materre, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, has been appointed executive director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).

  • Nation’s Affordable Housing Need Grows

    The number of renters with unaffordable housing cost burdens—those spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities—increased from 16.8 million to 17.4 million from 2006 to 2008, reports the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC).