Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Chicago


We are very pleased to announce that McBride Kelley Baurer is the architect for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's first Chicago project. The renovation benefits the Noyola family in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a reality television show airing on ABC. This year the show focuses on heroes, providing deserving families with a newly transformed and furnished home.

MKB was selected by Norcon, Inc., the project contractor. Design began on October 5, 2006; construction started on November 2, 2006; and the entire home was completed on November 7, 2006.

Within a matter of days, MKB developed the initial design and then collaborated with the design producers from EMHE and Norcon to finalize the drawings for construction. The entire process was completed in 2 1/2 weeks.

The original house was approximately 1,600 square feet. A portion of the initial building's structure was salvaged and renovated, and a rear addition and partial third floor were added, nearly doubling the size of the home.

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