Monday, November 24, 2014

Waechter Architects Has Moved!

Waechter Architects is now located at 4536 N. Ravenswood Avenue, three blocks south of the old office. We are conveniently located by both the Montrose Brown Line station and Ravenswood Metra station.

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Green Not Gray' Playground Opens at Ravenswood School

The flooded asphalt lot is no more! The new playground at Ravenswood School was unveiled this past weekend at a grand opening ceremony attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Ameya Pawar, Ravenswood students, families, and neighbors. The new playground features several pieces of play equipment suitable for multiple age ranges, an artificial turf field, rubberized walking track, amphitheater, life-sized chess, a basketball court, and native landscaping.

Waechter Architects was the architect of record for this project, providing architectural design services, construction administration services, and coordination between the other consultants, parents' group, and CPS. WA also facilitated the receipt of a grant from the Illinois EPA, as this project was designed to capture 100% of stormwater runoff.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Charlie Waechter, Alderman Ameya Pawar, and Ravenswood Principal Nate Manaen announce the grand opening of the new Ravenswood Elementary playground.


View of play equipment and new planters

Students enjoy the new artificial turf field and play equipment.
View of play equipment and amphitheater

New artificial turf field and rubberized walking track

Monday, January 20, 2014

B.I.G. Baseball Academy Opens Indoor Facility

Waechter Architects is proud to announce the opening of the new indoor home of the B.I.G. Baseball Academy. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to provide more kids an opportunity to play baseball and learn the value of working together on a team. To date, over 2,500 Chicago kids have participated in B.I.G.'s camps and classes. With this new indoor facility on S. State Street, B.I.G. is now able to offer programming year-round.

Waechter Architects provided design, permitting, and construction administration services to convert the uninhabited storefront into an indoor practice area. The new facility provides ample space for both batting and fielding practicr.