Live Work Studio – Oak Park

For over twenty years, the Chicago School of Mold Making (CSMM) in Oak Park has been designing and fabricating a variety of molds for the culinary industry.

As the company expands its range of products and services, CSMM commissioned Canopy to develop a free standing annex, the 46 Lake Studios. This new four-level structure will provide additional gathering, studio, storage, and urban farming spaces in support of the expanding needs of CSMM. Through high-performance, low-maintenance materials and systems such as treated wood, pre-cast concrete, and radiant heating, the 46 Lake Studios will effectively respond to the context of Oak Park while fulfilling the visions of CSMM and its industry affiliates.


2,400 sf

Project Cost:



CE Anderson


Chicago School of Mold Making