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Guild Row

Address

3130 N. Rockwell St.

Neighborhood

Albany Park / Avondale / Irving Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 3pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Renovation

DAAM Projects, 2019

Website

guildrow.co

Description

Guild Row is a new type of social club that offers experiences around making things. Their 20,000-square-foot flagship campus, opened in Avondale in 2020, is an initiative led by development company PLATFORM and designed by emerging Chicago-based architecture practice, DAAM Projects. The four buildings, constructed throughout the 20th century in an industrial enclave by the Chicago River, long served as home to a dental tool manufacturer. Guild Row is a dynamic hub for hosting artisan-led classes and community craft experiences. Rather than pursue a strategy of strict preservation, DAAM created a design framework using the architectural operations of addition, subtraction, and connection to create a series of flexible rooms arranged around an open-air courtyard that celebrate the buildings’ rich manufacturing legacy while embracing its burgeoning future as a place for craft and community.

Visitor Experience

Guided tours of up to 10 will run every 20 minutes.