Come celebrate our Finalist Team in the ULI Hines Student Design Competition! The IN-district team will present their work, talk about the design competition, and participate in a Q&A, followed by a celebratory reception. Food and drinks will be provided.
Event is open to all students, faculty and staff.
About the IN-district proposal:
The IN-district is a strategy that preserves and celebrates the historic context of the Chicago North Branch area through revitalization into a new riverside center for culture, innovation, and industry. By connecting light industries, maker spaces and innovation startups, educational spaces, and public amenities, the IN-district nurtures employment opportunities, as well as community growth. Pedestrian trails link the industrial blocks to mixed-use areas while providing access to the riverfront and weaving together the energy from both sides of the river. The three main gathering spaces of the site: INnovation Square, INdustry Square and INteraction Square, serve as hubs to foster collaboration and community. The overall goal of the IN-district is to revitalize the area by tapping into its original life source; to preserve and enhance the existing industrial activity in the area while evolving it into a vibrant and diverse community.