Via Chicago is a small architecture studio based in Chicago and Panamá. We are hungry, driven, and ready to get to work on exceptional design that will stand the test of time.

 
 

Portales

CASCO ANTIGUO, PANAMÁ

A classic, mixed-use building at the entry to Casco Antiguo, Portales offers an unique opportunity to be part of a historic & thriving community. This reborn structure integrates the existing calicanto facade - dating from the early 1800s - with modern interiors, and is topped by a breathtaking, panoramic terrace.

Bliss Dwellings

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS

A modular, efficient townhome design is being adapted to increase affordable housing options within an established neighborhood. This prototype will be used to explore the viability of constructing low-cost, high-density, for-sale housing on centrally-located vacant parcels throughout the Chicagoland.

Acorn

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (West Loop)

An unusual location above the shared loading dock would normally be seen as a liability, but the Acorn loft turns this into an asset. Insertion of a new mezzanine level will provide additional living space, while expanding upwards creates a private rooftop with stunning views of the Loop skyline.

Casa Club Mariamina

la chorrera, PANAMÁ

Casa Club Mariamina is a neighborhood centerpiece. The shaded brick plaza is anchored by a bold community building housing a public pool, gymnasium, and social spaces. More than a simple recreation center, this Casa Club is soon to be a lively year-round gathering point within Costa Verde.

Casas de Arcadia

LA CHORRERA, PANAMÁ

Inspired by the time-tested architecture of Canal Zone "garden cities," these houses all incorporate deep overhangs and spacious terraces to make the most of their tropical location. Variety, personality, and adaptability of each model allow future residents to truly make this their home.

Tiny Homes Competition

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (Bronzeville)

AIA Chicago sought to build on the surging interest in "tiny homes" as a possible response to the growing concern of youth homelessness. Born from the Chicago tradition of "courtyard housing," this concept prioritizes shared space while also providing a wide range of flexibility for residents.