51st and King Mosaic Project (2012-2013)


About 51st and King Drive Apartments 51st and King Drive Apartments is located in the Grand Boulevard/Washington Park neighborhood. archi-treasures has been partnering with the community since 2012 to provide programming to improve the community’s interior courtyard and much more. Spring 2013 Mosaics archi-treasures offered the final series of mosaic workshops that competed the built-in concrete benches in the courtyard with artist Damon Lamar Reed. In addition, archi-treasures held another holiday card design contest sponsored by Nagle Hartray Architecture that was featured in their annual holiday card. Spring 2013 Mosaics archi-treasures offered another series of workshops to compete the built-in concrete benches in the courtyard with artist Damon Lamar Reed. In addition, archi-treasures held a logo design contest for residents to create a logo to represent their community. The final design was featured on the parade float during the Bud Billiken Parade. Fall 2012 Mosaics archi-treasures offered a Fall Mosaic Workshop at 51st & King Drive to create additional tile mosaics for the built-in concrete benches. In addition, archi-treasures held its first holiday card design contest sponsored by Nagle Hartray Architecture that was featured in their annual holiday card. Spring 2012 Mosaics archi-treasures offered a Spring Mosaic Workshop in the community room at 51st & King Drive to create additional enhancements to the enclosed outdoor courtyard space, specifically tile mosaics for the built-in concrete benches that face one another in the central narrow section of the courtyard. The Workshop was held with artist Damon Reed in three sessions and with residents. Partners: Eastlake Management Community Area - Douglas (35)
51st and King Mosaic Project (2012-2013)
Housing Organizations, Placemaking, Transformation of Space

Rosa Parks Murals for Rosa Parks Apartments (2010)


Rosa Parks Apartments is Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation’s first comprehensively planned, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly development. archi-treasures conducted a series of free mosaic workshops open to residents with the goal of fostering community. The final product was three floor-to-ceiling entrance panels and an entrance wall celebrating Rosa Parks and her life. The project allowed for employment of several community residents through the Put Illinois to Work Program. Partners: Bickerdike Revelopment Corporation Community Area- Humboldt Park (23)
Rosa Parks Murals for Rosa Parks Apartments (2010)
Housing Organizations, Public Art, Transformation of Space

Westhaven Mosaic Project (2009)


Formerly the Henry Horner Homes, Westhaven is located just north of the United Center on the near west side. The challenge or working in such a neighborhood is to work with residents whose lives are vastly different from one another in an attempt to facilitate real community. archi-treasures embraces this challenge and has performed multiple successful projects in Westhaven Park over the years. In 2009, archi-treasures partnered with Brinshore Michaels Development and conducted a series of mosaic workshops which engaged Westhaven Park residents of all ages. These residents came together to create a beautiful mosaic wall which was later dedicated during a beautiful ceremony.    
Westhaven Mosaic Project (2009)
Housing Organizations, Public Art, Transformation of Space
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