Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is a non-profit located in Chicago that asked us to design their new south hub office with a small budget and short timelines. The group is highly engaged with the neighborhoods of Chicago and provides home-ownership and financial training courses, which would be the primary use of the space. The budget of the project could have been a constraint, but with the creative use of materials we were able to design a vibrant space that met the future vision of NHS Chicago. During the process we worked closely with neighborhood contractors in order to manage project costs while matching the original design intent of the space.
Officially opening in July of 2019, the NHS South Hub in Chatham now serves as a space that gives back to the surrounding neighborhood and represents the mission of NHS through the design.