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SOS Children’s Villages Illinois


7600 S. Parnell Ave.


Auburn Gresham


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Studio Gang, 2008



This award-winning building was constructed for SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk youth and children in foster care. Concrete of various densities poured in wavy layers atop each other, forms the building’s distinctive gray exterior. Described as 'open and light, yet also solid and protective' by Jaffer Kolb of The Architectural Review, the building is filled with large windows that brightens play areas, offices, and an extra-wide staircase used as a gathering space for performances and classroom activities. It is a welcoming and unique site in Auburn Gresham.

Visitor Experience

The main lobby and upstairs event space will be open to visitors. A number of the blueprints and schematics used during construction will also be on view.