A walkway surrounded by foliage in front of University Commons

On Saturday, two Chicago residential projects will be among nine recipients of Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards from Landmarks Illinois. The 926-unit University Commons, six former produce warehouses near the UIC campus, will get the President’s Award for its reinvention as a condo development. The award for adaptive use will go to the Buckingham Building, the Holabird & Root Art Deco skyscraper in the South Loop that now provides rental housing to more than 450 Columbia College students.

Each of the nine award winners get a short slide show at the Landmark Illinois site. For a closer look at University Commons and the Buckingham, click through my photos below.