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IFG served as the Owner’s Representative to The Salvation Army for the development, design and construction of the new Shield of Hope facility located on a one-acre site directly across the street from the Freedom Center in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.  IFG assisted with the selection of the project team, zoning amendment, demolition of the existing building, environmental consulting resulting in a no-further-remediation letter, design administration and construction oversight.


The Shield of Hope is a collaboration between The Salvation Army and City of Chicago to triage, divert or place homeless individuals and families in more stable programs as quickly as possible.  The two story 21,000 sf center provides beds for up to 75 individuals in 22 separate suites with emergency capacity for another 50 individuals, including intake and evaluation facilities, dining, a large lounge, learning lab for children’s studies, administration and parking. 


Designed by Antunovich Associates and constructed by Bulley & Andrews, the Shield of Hope opened on budget and ahead of schedule in March 2018.


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