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A Design-Build Solution for Cannabis Facilities

This entry discusses how design-build can benefit social equity and all cannabis applicants / licensees in Illinois and beyond. JP Architects, Ltd. and Blackwood Group, LLC have established a design-build team to meet the design and construction needs of Illinois cannabis applicants / licensees.

Commercial Developments: A Not-For-Profit, An Architect and A Solution For Students & Residents

The Executive Director an arts-focused nonprofit organization approached JP Architects, Ltd. with an idea that would provide a much-needed community space to Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood. In this blog, JP Architects, Ltd. discusses our experience with this project and where it's at now.

Commercial Developments: Chicago’s ‘Come Home’ Plan – Building Blocks One Lot at a Time

This blog highlights a project that JP Architects, Ltd. worked for a developer in Chicago's East Garfield Park / Near West Side Neighborhood. Chicago's Come Home Plan is intended to rebuild blocks one lot at a time. This is a prototype home that the developer plans to expand onto additional lots.

Office Building to Condo Transformation

This blog dives into how we are working with a client to transform their office building into condos and duplex townhomes.

Commercial Developments: Master Planning and Commercial Growth

Have you ever wondered why one community attracts commercial and retail investment over another? It all starts with having a comprehensive master plan in place and here's why.

Commercial Developments: Tech Incubator – Transforming Underserved Communities with Modern, Community-Based Design & Amenities

This blog dives into how it only takes one new concept to begin the transformation of an entire neighborhood. Underserved communities deserve a new sense of life and the ability to succeed moving forward.

Commercial Developments: An Opportunity Awaits…Adaptive Reuse with Available Existing Inventory

The retail apocalypse is upon us. The changing commercial landscape provides opportunity for innovation and adaptive reuse of this existing real estate.

Commercial Developments: Retail Solution

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.