Harper Court: Redevelopment, Transformation and Sustainability in Chicago's Hyde Park

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • 7


  • Available to individuals out of school and under 30.
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  • Available to full-time students at an accredited college or university.
  • Available to individuals who are not affiliated with USGBC member companies/organizations

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USGBC-Illinois Chapter invites you to a building tour and presentation at Harper Court Redevelopment

Harper Court is a mixed-use project—including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses—located on a 3.18-acre site in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago near the University of Chicago campus.

Opened in Fall 2013, The Harper Court Redevelopment is notable for its sustainability performance. The project is certified LEED Gold-Neighborhood Development, the highest rating in the state for a project of its kind. Additionally, the project team is pursuing LEED Core & Shell certification on the retail, office and parking improvements, LEED New Construction certification on the hotel, and LEED Commercial Interiors certification for the office interiors. The project is anticipated to be the first in the nation to combine all four certifications.

This program will explain the key design elements that achieved a high performance structure while balancing the need for flexibility to accommodate multi-function spaces and multiple end users. A site tour will allow participants to interact with the various project components and to experience unique urban planning features – including common public spaces and a new interior street that maximizes pedestrian access and retail frontage.


5:00PM-5:30PM   Registration
5:30PM-6:15PM   Presentation
6:15PM-7:00PM   Walking Tour of Harper Court


Sophie Bidek, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Chris Dillion, Harper Court Partners
Alicia Murasaki, University of Chicago

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