Over the weekend, Wayne Visbeen, David Lorenz and Jonathan Lorenz from Visbeen Associates participated in the Traditional Building Live Design Challenge at the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference at Chicago's Navy Pier. The challenge was to design a "Gateway Building" with retail on the first floor and residential units on the floors above for a site in the Jefferson Park Business TIF Redevelopment Area. The participants were given time on Friday and Saturday during the hours of the Exhibition to complete their designs. The final presentation had to include hand drawings of the front and rear elevations, floor plans and site plan. Here are a few photos of the design process and our team's final design. Our team finished runner up, so we want to congratulate them on a job well done and a great design!