Featured Product: Lamilux PR-60
Project type: Institutional retrofit
Location: Chicago, IL
Architect: FGP Atelier
Contractor: Kattara Construction
Photographer: Jared Powell Photography
PODER prepares Spanish-speaking adults to seize opportunities in Chicago through comprehensive and tuition-free English, civic education and job training programs.
PODER’s vision for their HQ is where economic equity, upward mobility and societal inclusion are attainable for all. The city’s first immigrant integration + job center, to be located on the corner of 55th and Homan Ave, is where windows of opportunity will open as an abandoned building for over twenty-five years will be reinvented for a reimagined PODER.
Indoor, natural light-filled spaces, in addition to job training, will provide support services from mental health to immigration to opportunities for local entrepreneurial popups.