Live/Work Space

* Update July 2018

*Update February 2018

Winter 2017 Project Update

Press Release – December 2016

* Current Project Timeline – December 2016

*Update May 2016 – City of Chicago Plan Commission

*Update March 2016 – Commission on Chicago Landmarks Approval

*Update January 2016 * Revised Floor Plans and Rendering

Pullman Artist Live/Work Space

VOA wins design competition for Pullman Artspace Lofts

George Pullman charged his architects – Solon Beman and Nathan Barrett – to design a company town that was exquisitely beautiful. He did so, in part, to attract and retain the most skilled artists and craftsmen to build his luxurious rail cars.

The beauty of Pullman continues to attract artists and other creatives. PullmanArts – in partnership with Artspace, Inc. and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives – hopes to attract even more artists to call Pullman home. Together, our three groups are in the pre-development phase of converting historic structures into artist live/work spaces.

If We Build It, They Will Come

Our joint effort grows out of two market surveys we conducted over the past couple of years. They reveal that many artists are strongly interested in relocating to Pullman. Based on this, we are planning a space that would include about 40 rental units, ranging from studios to two bedrooms. The live/work space will also include a communal “flex space” that could be used for exhibitions, classes, meetings and other community events.

We have recently finalized site selection and are beginning the design process. If you would like to make a contribution to help advance our efforts, please click on the “make a donation” button below.

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Existing building, north end of site

Pullman Artspace Lofts rendering March 2017 (looking north)

Existing building – south end of site

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