RX Made was included in a recent gift guide in Architect Magazine, along with 4 other social entrepreneurship projects. Click on the link below to read more about businesses that offer job training and other resources to disadvantaged groups in the manufacture and sale of their products.
Think of these gifts that keep on giving as you prepare your holiday shopping lists!
RX Made collaborates with Landon Bone Baker Architects at Diplomat SRO
Built in 1929, the Diplomat Hotel, located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, will undergo a gut rehabilitation with a 100% floor plan reconfiguration that will reduce the previous SRO (Single Room Occupancy) unit count from 91 units to 51 units. The building and program will be focused on providing residential units and supportive services for veterans and others who have mental illness and drug addiction.
RX Made is collaborating with Landon Bone Baker Architects to make small dining tables, personal mirrors, and coffee and game tables for the community lounge, as well as wood paneling for the common spaces throughout the building. The RX Made team will be utilizing salvaged lumber and timbers from the renovation at the Diplomat, and have plans to hold workshops with residents to create coat racks for each room.
Rebuilding Exchange was commissioned by the Andersonville Development Corporation to build a “People’s Spot” at the intersection of Clark St. and Olive Ave. Designed and built by RX Made with the help of our interns from the Illinois Institute of Art. Special thanks to Brian Bonanno of ADC, Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design, and Mike Lucas.
RX materials find homes in 5 new restaurants and bars opening this Fall!
Eater Chicago just put out its’ “Most Anticipated Fall Openings” list and among them are a number of restaurants and bars that have used reclaimed building materials from the RX! They include Range, Parts and Labor, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chop Shop and A10.
RX partners with Greater West Town to produce our RX Made bottle openers!
Rebuilding Exchange is partnering with Greater West Town Training Partnership to produce our RX Made reclaimed wood bottle openers, designed by local design firm, Strand.
Greater West Town Training Partnership is a community-business partnership devoted to expanding employment opportunities to disadvantaged community residents, while simultaneously addressing the workforce development needs of Chicago area manufacturers and distributors.
Donate your deconstructed and gently used building materials!
When our donations team isn’t helping out our friends at Kitchen Crashers, they’re traveling around town picking up building materials from our wonderful community of donors. Got something you want to donate or starting to work on a remodel and thinking about salvaging what’s there for someone else to reuse? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more!
City of Chicago’s WHEELS, ENERGY & TRASH HACKATHON
Calling Chicago’s brightest creative thinkers, digital developers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists to the City of Chicago’s WHEELS, ENERGY & TRASH HACKATHON – an interactive event to develop actionable, innovative, scalable solutions that use technology to help create a more sustainable city.
Saturday, August 24th, 9am – 5pm
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
This idea-intensive, daylong event will combine thoughtful discussion, friendly competition, food, and cash prizes as we work together to make transportation, energy, and waste efficiency easier and more accessible to Chicagoans across the city.