Youth & Opportunity United

Studio Talo Architecture

 

Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is a non-profit youth development agency offering after-school programs, mentoring, as well as parental engagement and counseling services to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families.

 

The new 12,800-square-foot headquarters features first-floor learning spaces, counseling offices, a makerspace, teaching kitchen, as well as additional instructional and gathering spaces. The building’s second floor houses administration and office spaces.

 

Roles: Design (along with Thomas Ahelman, AIA), Project Architect, Interior Design (along with Designs for Dignity) BIM Technician, and Construction Administration

Contractor: Leopardo, Inc

Owner Representative: PMA

 

* This project won the AIA Technology in Architecture Practice Innovation Award, 2016 .  

 

Working at a small architecture firm has allowed me to play a large role in a variety of project types from churches to office buildings and home renovations to ground up construction.  My participation usually spans all phases of a project: from client pitch meeting, research/programming, code review, schematic design, design development, construction documents, pricing, through construction administration. Most of the projects in which I have been involved, I contributed to the design, created the BIM, coordinated with consultants and shared construction administration duties. We often work with the client to select interior finishes but I have also worked closely with interior designers. I have highlighted my roles in the selected projects below.

 

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Selected Architecture Projects

 

Park Ridge Residence

Studio Talo Architecture

Second story addition / Full house renovation

role: Design (with Thomas Ahleman, AIA), Project Manager, some Construction Administration 

Photo Credit: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Photo Credit: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Photo Credit: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Photo Credit: Y.O.U.

 

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Orrington Residence (1890s)

Studio Talo Architecture

 

Addition / Full House Renovation 

roles: Historical Preservation Approval, Design (with Thomas Ahleman, AIA), Project Manager, BIM Technician, Construction Administration 

 

 

*Winner of Design Evanston Award

 

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

TreeHouse Residence 

Addition / Full House Renovation 

role: Design (with Thomas Ahleman, AIA), Project Manager, BIM Technician, Construction Administration 

 

* Featured in Chicago Home & Garden Magazine

 

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

860/880

Combination of Two Condo Units / Full Renovation 

role: Design, Project Manager, BIM Technician, Custom Furniture Design

 

 

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Photo Credit: Michael Lipman

Bedroom

Office

 
 
 
 

Photo Credit: Farr & Assoc.

Walter Circle, East St. Louis Housing Authority

Farr & Associates

74 senior units, ground floor community center, retail, community health and office space. 

roles: BIM consultant, BIM technician - envelope/circulation, coordination with structural consultant

 

 

 

Master Bedroom

View from Rear

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