Northtown project earns prestigious awards

The Northtown Library & Apartments project continues to garner accolades, earning two important industry recognitions this month.

The American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) named Northtown Library & Apartments one of four 2020 Library Building Award recipients in the U.S. and Canada. The annual AIA/ALA award is noteworthy because those selected must demonstrate design achievement, including a “sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and history.”

With an estimated 71 percent reduction in energy use compared to similar facilities, Northtown Library & Apartments exceeded its sustainability goals and met the AIA’s 2030 Commitment for combating global climate change.

In addition, the Northtown Library & Apartments project was recognized by the Chicago Building Congress (CBC) with a 2020 Merit Award in the residential and hospitality category.

Congratulations to the architecture team at Perkins + Will, the three engineering firms engaged on the project, and our friends at Evergreen Real Estate Group. Building this modern, contemporary LEED design with affordable housing units located above a branch of the Chicago Public Library was an honor for Powers & Sons.