Independence Library & Apartments Win Architectural Excellence Award

Block Club Chicago 

OLD IRVING PARK — The Independence Library & Apartments, a mix of affordable housing for seniors atop Old Irving Park’s library, was honored with an award for architectural excellence.

John Ronan Architects won first place in the Richard R. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design. Ronan’s design for a building that houses a public library and affordable senior housing was recognized as a “truly creative and attractive design that meets public and private needs.”


The Independence Library and Apartments. CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AWARDS


The award is part of the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, which is run by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago.

The awards gala, scheduled for earlier this month, was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Block Club is highlighting some of the winners and publishing the award videos that were to be played at the ceremony.

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