UrbanWorks, Ltd.

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  • Maya Ruiz

Firm Description

UrbanWorks is an internationally recognized Chicago architectural firm committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs for civic, community-based, private and commercial sector clients.

UrbanWorks approaches projects with an aesthetic eye and functional expertise; effectively balancing complex user programs with tight budgets, aggressive construction schedules, accessibility, and newly developed energy concerns to create successful projects for contemporary community needs.

The firm’s designs are increasingly large and complex, reflecting new institutional requirements and concerns in the twenty-first century. When collaboration is critical, UrbanWorks has an outstanding track record developing and leading design efforts with engineers, architects and clients.

Public clients have included the City of Evanston, City of Gary, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Building Commission, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, and State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, and Chicago Department of Transportation.

UrbanWorks was founded in 1993. The firm’s principals, staff, clients, and buildings represent the city’s great diversity indicative of the twenty-first century. A minority women-owned firm, UrbanWorks operates as a State of Illinois corporation.


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    La Casa Student Housing

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