BandWith Chicago

BandWith moves to a new home adjacent to Calhoun Park for music programming for youth on the west side of Chicago.

This program prioritizes partnerships and expansion opportunities to grow as an organization and to support continued music scholarship. Providing a permanent home for the program and a community gathering space is central to the aim of the project. BandWith’s new home should be a place where kids feel encouraged and where all feel welcome. The new facility should assist with attracting and retaining excellent instructors, serve as a home base to support BandWith’s cause, and provide ease of access to programming for community residents. The new facility should help establish BandWith’s identity in the city and provide space for programs that BandWith currently does not have room to accommodate.

LJC facilitated a visioning workshop with the BandWith Steering Committee, and the final deliverable is displayed below.




Chicago, IL


14,200 SF


  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning + Urban Design