Humboldt Ridge was the recipient of the 2003 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.
Located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, this project presented the team with a unique challenge – to design units on two parcels on either side of a city public street raised atop an abandoned railroad viaduct. The unique site configuration led the project team to internalize the site about two large landscaped car-courts.
The face brick clad structures are comprised of three- and six-unit buildings that recall the Spanish revival architecture of the historic neighborhood in terms of color, scale, and detail. Each building is composed of a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The project represents the furthest western boundaries of the ongoing revitalization of Chicago’s neighborhoods. This tax-credit-funded project was completed in 2002.