Canopy / Architecture + Design

Canopy / Architecture + Design

Chicago, IL



Enlace Chicago is a not-for-profit organization assisting the Little Village community through violence prevention, education and community development programs. Canopy worked with Enlace to develop a design that accommodates the basic office needs but goes beyond to create an exciting new community space that remains contextual to the neighborhood. The new 3-story building uses materials common to the neighborhood; brick and glass block, applying them in innovative ways to create an aesthetic familiar with the surroundings and at the same time new and inviting. The building features operable door panels that open the interior community space to the street to strengthen the relationship between Enlace and the community while blurring the relationship of interior and exterior. A roof deck, computer lab, and interior multi-purpose spaces provide flexible locations to accommodate different programs that address the needs of both the community and the client.

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Status: Built
Location: Chicago, IL, US