CHICAGO, IL, December 11, 2017 – Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood is now home to design award-winning HelloBaby, a new children's play center. HelloBaby received the AIGA Social Sustainability Award for its transformative design of what was once an abandoned day care center, to a high-quality gathering place for infants and their caregivers.
HelloBaby architectural design partner, Perkins + Will, was founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. The firm collaborates with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. The result of their work with HelloBaby is an innovative, fun and vibrant space that has garnered high marks from its more than 1,400 guests since it opened in July 2017.
“We believe that quality design should not be reserved for the affluent. Intelligent, sustainable, attractive design, like affordable family services, is profoundly lacking in many of our neighborhoods. HelloBaby helps bridge the design gap.” Debbie Frisch, HelloBaby Founder
HelloBaby’s award for sustainable design was announced on December 8th at the AIGA annual awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. The AIGA Awards program is a distinct design competition recognizing the importance and excellence of socially responsible and community-driven work created by design professionals, students, educators, businesses and organizations from around the world.