Mixed-Use & Multi-Unit

Andersonville Courtyard Apartments
Updating a Chicago building typology to the modern era
Chicago, IL

A masonry courtyard apartment building has been a tried and true building typology of Chicago for the last hundred years or more.  Our client has acquired several adjacent properties in the Andersonville neighbhorhood and was interested in reviving this typology for the modern era.  FDA researched existing courtyard buildings throughout the city and the way in which they interact with their surrounding neighborhoods.  The resulting design takes inspiration from the beautifully detailed exteriors of the typical courtyard buildings of old, while providing spacious, light-filled interiors for modern families today.