THE CITY AS HOME – Chicago architecture as a window for community expression
THE CITY AS HOME – Chicago architecture as a window for community expression
March 23, 2023
5:30 P.M.

Free Admission

Join Texas Tech College of Architecture for this lecture.

Having grown up between Chicago and Mexico City, Jaime Torres will discuss the ethos and motivation behind his design practice. Canopy is built on a highly collaborative approach that centers on empathy and the belief that good design is for everyone. Jaime and his team approach their work beginning with people and place, emphasizing neighborhood-focused architecture and its social impact. The projects he will present consider how abstract notions of belonging, safety, community care, and cultural expression materialize through design.

Baker and Ryerson Fellow Jaime Torres Carmona is Founder and Principal of Canopy / architecture + design, LLC, an award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago. Recognized for his approach and sensitivity towards the end user, social impact and the environment, Jaime explores the role of design as a vehicle for positive change. Through projects ranging in scale from community and health centers to housing, schools, mixed-use buildings, and urban design, Jaime is drawn towards the urban and civic realm and its impact on the human experience.

Jaime and his team have produced some of Chicago’s most recognized neighborhood-based architecture, including the Enlace Headquarters in Little Village and the OSO Apartments in Albany Park. Jaime is currently engaged in projects throughout Chicago and the Midwest US, including Chicago’s first purpose-built Native housing complex as well as a trauma-informed design housing campus at the terminus of Chicago’s 606 pedestrian trail.

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