SKY55 Wins AIA/ AAHSA Award of Merit

SKY55 Wins AIA/ AAHSA Award of Merit

October, 2009

SKY55 has won an AIA Design for Aging Review (DFAR) national merit award in the affordable category. Chosen for its “…stunning design, aesthetically, and a bold model of senior living,” jurors add that SKY55 “…could be a national model of urban planning for mixed income housing.”

SKY55 is a mixed-use development in downtown Chicago providing senior living in 91 subsidized residential units. The 10-story, brick clad building references the lofted warehouse buildings indigenous to Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods, while sharing amenities with a 40-story market rate residential tower that responds to the context of the surrounding site.


This national award is part of the 10th Edition of the AIA and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) program honoring innovative facilities that advance the designs of environments for senior living.

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