Realize the Possibilities. Design Your Reality. Influence Your Life & Community. The retail apocalypse is upon us. The articles of store closings and bankruptcies are non-stop. Headlines of “More than 6000 stores closing as the retail apocalypse drags on” are common place. AND these are only the big chains and mainstream stores. These articles don’t bother to mention the restaurants and small businesses that have also been shuttered during this unprecedented time. The outlook seems pretty grim, right? Well JP Architects, Ltd. would like to take a different
Business Owner: Is It Cheaper to Build a New Commercial Dwelling or Renovate an Existing Space to Fit Your Needs?
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community Recently, we were having a conversation with one of our networking partners. They posed this question: “Would It Be More Affordable to Build a New Commercial Dwelling or Renovate an Existing Space to Fit Your Needs?” This specific networking partner stated that this information would help with guiding clientele in the proper direction. So we thought, why not write an educational piece on this topic. The answer is actually straight-forward and simple. The most expensive aspect
REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community There are under-developed areas within Chicago communities that are prime for new construction development. With opportunity zones and incentives to invest in these communities, developers and community leaders are looking for viable design solutions. For one client, we conceptualized the above new construction retail development. While simple and straightforward, this modern retail center will provide commerce and job opportunities to an under-served community. Until Next Time, Jose R. Pareja, AIA JP Architects, Ltd. was founded in 2015 by Jose
What JP Architects, Ltd. Really Means When We Say We Want to Influence the Way People Work Through Architectural Design
In previous posts, I have talked about how JP Architects, Ltd. practices work/life balance; however, I have never really highlighted our core principle of influencing the way people work. You see, at JP Architects, Ltd., we have a vision of what the 21st century workplace is – from the way the space is designed to the furniture and amenities. This vision was developed from my previous experiences with some of the largest architecture firms in Chicago and by researching some of the most innovative companies in today’s market, including