Northwest Center / CDC Building Addition

Belmont Cragin, Chicago, Illinois

Existing Building

Building Addition Over Existing

New Vertical Cores + Entry

SEEK is honored to be working with Northwest Center (NWC) and Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) in their new building addition and renovation. Located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood in Chicago, the project is a 5,500sf addition to an existing 4,500sf single-story building.

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) is a subsidiary of the Northwest Center (NWC). These non-profits organizations provide the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and the greater northwest side of Chicago with the tools and resources to preserve affordable housing and prevent displacement while also providing business development assistance to local small businesses. With this growing need within the neighborhood, the NWSCDC requires an office space of its own to provide these services. The most impactful way to provide this space is by constructing a second-floor addition over the existing building.

Stepping into the interior, the design features an entry lobby that showcases and celebrates the existing building as a way to remember the past while looking into the future. The lobby space features a sculptural stair connecting the NWC lobby in the first floor and the NWSCDC lobby in second floor, all connected by an atrium space with a skylight filling up the space with natural light.

Northwest Center / CDC Building Addition

Year: 2022

Size: 10,000sf

Status: Preconstruction

Category: Office

Services:  Programming, Architecture, Interiors

Project Team:
Jason Nuttelman, Kai Liu, Jose C. Garcia, Emily Wilson

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