STUDIO HOWARD ALAN

Both a personal and public building, Howard Alan's Studio provides an environment aiding the pursuit of creative architectural thinking (personal) and demonstrates the practicality and delight of working in a daylit environment that uses 50% less energy than a similar spatial volume of my residence on the same property.(public). This passive solar building is constructed on the rear of my property zoned for business use in Chicago's Lincoln Park community about 1.5 miles East of Lake Michigan. The entire 2nd floor is designed to capture the sun's heat and store it in the masonry walls, the concrete floor, and the 5 fiberglass tubes of water. A radiant heating system is embedded in the concrete floors for back up heat. The building is insulated on the exterior side of the outer walls acting exactly like a winter coat to keep our body heat from radiating to a colder exterior. Howard Alan received an award for sustainable design for from the American Institute of Architects and the Union of International Architects in June of 1993.

TEA HOUSE

The shape of this Gunite® concrete structure was determined by the configuration of the tree limbs surrounding the building site. Originally the purpose of this building was to be a storehouse, however as the structure was becoming real, my client redefined the purpose to become her tea house and meditation place.

UP/DOWN TOBACCO SHOP

Now a Chicago Institution! Constructed in mid 1970's this 2 story fire resistant structure is the only single use building devoted to retail tobacco sales in Chicago. In the 1990's we designed and built additional humidors on both floors, designed and installed new display cases and lighting. Since then the owner has made additional excellent changes to the interior. This can happen when the Architect and Client work together in trust.

BOONE PENTHOUSE

Chicago's Lincoln Park provides a direct gain solar sitting room, a bathtroom and dressing room adjacent to an existing 4th floor bedroom increasing the size of the combined 3rd and 4th floor living unit.

OAKDALE AVE REHABILITATION PROJECT

1114 W. Oakdale Ave. Chicago, IL. Transformation of 3 apartment building to single residence.

FREMONT ST REHABILITATION PROJECT

2132 N. Fremont St. Chicago, IL. Remake of 2 story + basement row house.

LAW OFFICE

Remake office space for Attorney's Suite. Space 2400 Xerox Building. 55 W. Monroe Chicago, IL. Architect provides construction management.

R.S. JOHNSON INTERNATIONAL GELLERIES

Interior design and supervision of new art gallery in raw space of the Blair Building, 645 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. Functioning in its original state for decades.

BISSEL STREET

Remodeling of a 3 story Prairie School industrial building, originally a bakery to a present mixed use occupancy with ground floor commerical and 2nd and 3rd floor apartments.

LAKE STREET APPARTMENT ADDITION

This sculptural concrete deck and stair addition to a 12 unit apartment building provided a 2nd exit to the 6 front apartments. 5909 W Lake St. Chicago, IL. (Demolished)

OFFICE / WAREHOUSE BUILDING

60 Shore Drive, Burr Ridge, IL
A 43,000 SF, 2 story steel framed, sheathed with Cor-Ten metal siding. 4 offices for the 4 warehouse spaces open into interior atrium. The building also features handball court and locker room


ANDERSON BUILDING


PRIVACY ARBOR


ROOF WITH PV


Copyright Howard Alan 2005