The Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago has a convoluted history plagued by poverty, violence, and crime. The neighborhood’s namesake, the Frances Cabrini – William Green Homes, are synonymous with the negative stigma of public housing from the 1950’s and 60’s. Deprived and neglected by the architectural community for most of the latter half of the 20th century, JGMA saw this as a tremendous opportunity to revitalize a neighborhood that has a deep connection with the people of Chicago. Of the three sites that are part of the Cabrini Green Redevelopment, Site 3 resided in a unique location in the center of two very different styles and timeframes of surrounding architecture. To the east resides the original Cabrini Green rowhouses which have housed residents of this neighborhood since the 1940’s and to the west of the site consists of building types that are part of a modern and new redevelopment of the area. JGMA performed and extensive analysis of this east to west relationship and created a design that incorporated all the site’s surrounding context. From the form, to the usage of its materials, the building’s design was a thoughtful and careful investigation of these two very different typologies. Integrating the existing contextual ideas of horizontal facade movement and exterior living spaces, the design seeks to revitalize the way these concepts are perceived and viewed, while simultaneously including aspects of community, place, and culture.