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625 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Walk Score®: 85, Very Walkable
Transit Score®: 82, Excellent Transit
Bike Score™: 63, Bikeable
Energy: 1,081,016 kWh (99 homes powered)
Air: 757 MT CO2 offset (161 cars off the road)
Water: 2,171,710 GAL (108,586 showers)
Economic impact: $108,553,300
Jobs created: 684
The Livable Place Index™ is Gerding Edlen’s system of metrics measuring our dedication to people, planet and prosperity.
Xavier is designed to operate 24% more efficiently than a typical, code-compliant building.
Click below to view studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans.
High efficiency heating and cooling systems conserve energy and keep residents comfortable.
Xavier’s sustainable cleaning solutions and non-toxic finishes mean it’s pristine as well as green.
Xavier is located in Cabrini Green, putting residents in close proximity to Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods including Old Town, Lincoln Park, River North, Buck Town/Wicker Park and Goose Island.
Xavier features 82% post-industrial recycled content flooring and many locally-sourced materials.
In the development of the last 10 properties, Gerding Edlen has worked with over 70 artists and designers, non-profits and community-based organizations. In approaching these various projects there is a consistent objective to work within the local communities to identify artists and designers whose work incorporates various components of Gerding Edlen’s standards for creating vibrant, inspiring and sustainable places, known as Principles of Place.
Ruben Aguirre is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writing to abstract painter/contemporary muralist. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area. He received a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in painting in 2002.
During World War II, emotionally stirring propaganda posters commissioned by the U.S. Government helped spur U.S. Citizens "to do their part" in helping to supply, arm and support troops fighting overseas. Green Patriot Posters, inspired by World War II posters, hopes to unite us all once again – this time to combat climate change. Launched by art collective the Canary Project in 2008, Green Patriot Posters invites designers, illustrators, photographers and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice.
To date, over 500 designs have been collected. This special exhibition at Xavier includes a selection of Green Patriot Posters.
Robin Dluzen was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. In 2008, the artist received a BFA in Fine Arts and Literature from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, before coming to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree. In 2010, Dluzen received an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently Dluzen maintains a studio practice in the city of Chicago.
Josue Pellot currently resides in Chicago. He received his MFA from Northwestern University and his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pellot has received attention through a number of solo exhibitions, among them: Universidad Catolica De Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico; Chicago Cultural Center; and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Contemporary Art Society, London; Vane Contemporary, Newcastle, England.
A collaborative mixed media painting by Chicago artists, Scott Simons and Kevin Swallow, this piece combines Simons’ abstract textures and lines with Swallow’s cityscapes and abstract graffiti. Both artists are influenced by architecture and draw their inspiration from the urban environment. This is their first collaboration.
The painting references a jazz song, Sunflower Slow Drag by Scott Joplin. Like jazz, the painting was improvised. They passed the painting back-and-forth over the course of a week—reacting to each other’s lines, marks, and colors. The panel was flipped and turned in various directions as they worked, until the painting unfolded into a finished composition.
Peterson-Albandoz sees her creative process as a kind of reversal of time and waste. Layers of old wood still containing the cracked paint and rusty nail holes begin to build up like a living tree once more. It is at the same time a reminder of the tree that once grew in the forest, the harvesting and manipulating of it into architectural structures and the ultimate rebirth as an aesthetic object.
Green roofs and amenity deck planters capture rainwater and contribute to the building’s overall water efficiency.
Gerding Edlen’s Principles of Place guide one simple thing: creating vibrant, inspiring and sustainable spaces where people can work, learn and live. Gerding Edlen created the Livable Place Index™ to measure the global impact that sustainable buildings and their occupants have on energy, air and water. And Xavier is no exception.
Read more about Gerding Edlen’s Principles of Place, a unique set of standards for livable spaces.