La Casita

w/ Architecture for Humanity [Chicago]

Air We Breathe Competition [2nd Place]

In the fall of 2010, threatened with the demolish of the community space known as La Casita, the Whittier Parents Committee staged a 43 day sit-in to win the rights to the community space located on the grounds of Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen. Shorty after winning the rights to LaCasita the Whittier Parents were informed that the space was not fit for children to occupy.

This project is a collaborative design effort between Whittier Parents Committee and Architecture for Humanity Chicago to rehabilitate La Casita and improve the overall quality of the environment in and around this important community space.