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Wentworth Commons, Mercy Housing Lakefront
Chicago, IL
Wentworth Commons
An energy producer that
supports productive lives.
Raising design—and living—standards for affordable housing.
(Un)common.
Wentworth Commons didn’t just advance affordable housing—it redefined the genre entirely.

The first LEED-certified multi-unit residential building in the Midwest, the brightly colored, fifty-one unit structure is a celebration of innovative, sustainable design, housing equity and social impact.

Since its opening, it has raised—and answered—critical questions about what affordable housing can and should be: what it looks like. How it functions. And how its transformative impact might be deepened and replicated.
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One of our primary success metrics is that you can’t tell it’s affordable housing. It’s just good housing. That’s all that matters.”
Susan King
Principal and Studio Leader
HED
Raising design—and living—standards for affordable housing.
Wentworth Commons, Mercy Housing Lakefront
Chicago, IL
An energy producer that
supports productive lives.
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