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Garvies Point

October 01, 2019

Stretching along the northern banks of Glen Cove Creek, all the way from Mosquito Cove to Pratt Park, Garvies Point is a new Long Island Community. The neighborhoods have a quiet, homey feel, yet they’re also in the heart of the action. There will be 28 acres of retail and restaurant space, ho... read more

New Business Means an Influx of Younger Adults

September 26, 2019

Chicago’s seen some major coups on the business front lately. The announcement that Uber Technologies is moving into 450,000+ feet in the Old Post Office was welcome news. That one business brings with it 2,000 jobs in the freight industry. That’s not the only big company reaching out to... read more

Chicago’s Illustrious Architecture and Design History Should Give It the Nickname “The First City”

September 23, 2019

Chicago’s nickname “The Second City” is a subject of debate. Is it called this because the city became the second most populated city in 1890? Is it because Chicago is home to the nation’s second-largest skyscraper? Some feel it’s linked to the fact that Chicago had to be rebui... read more

5 Futuristic “Smart” Trends That Are Impacting Student Housing Design & Planning Today

November 13, 2018

In a world where we are surrounded by technology, it’s no surprise student housing and generation Z students are demanding smart technology be incorporated not as an afterthought, but as a cornerstone of the design & planning phase. Smart technology is shaping the very layout, structure, desig... read more

Multiuse in Multifamily

January 04, 2018

According to Gallup, 43% of Americans spent at least some time working remotely last year, a four percentage point increase from 2012. Since technology has become readily available it has changed the concept of work being a stagnant place and demographics has changed lifestyle demands. While there a... read more

Concierge space in your apartment building

January 04, 2018

Concierge-style services are the new amenity. From dog walking, delivery services, dry cleaning package handing, and laundry services to full-blown housekeeping, anything that will make the resident’s life easier and more convenient is where the real value lies. According to the NYdailynews, h... read more


April 10, 2017

The Chicago skyline will look a little different in the months and years ahead, in part because of the 44 high-rise buildings that are currently under construction in the Windy City. What can you expect from this building boom? Here are some of the most interesting projects—and trends—taking pla... read more


April 10, 2017

Major cities across the United States have become more populated, and as a result, rental rates have skyrocketed, leaving many people unable to afford life in the city. In fact, it is estimated that about two-fifths of Americans are affected by the rental housing burden, which is defined as spending... read more

Interior Architecture Firm The Childs Dreyfus Group (CDG) Introduces Vice President Of Interior Architect/Design And Vice President Of Operations/Business Development

March 14, 2017

CHICAGO, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Childs Dreyfus Group, an interior architecture/design firm located in Chicago, Illinois, had a great 2016 and is positioned perfectly to see additional growth and success in 2017. The growth created an opportunity to enhance the leadership, talent an... read more

Spotlight on Community: The Residences at Two Liberty

March 12, 2017

Located in one of the tallest residential buildings on the east coast, these high-end, luxury high-end, luxury condominiums occupy the top 30 floors of a re-purposed 67 story office building. The units embody a European style and details like European kitchens cabinets, marble baths, built-ins, hard... read more

Multifamily Design Trend Predictions for 2017

February 24, 2017

Childs Dreyfus was recently a contributor to an article on Dwell, a website dedicated to housing, real estate, and building trends. Multifamily interior designers look forward to the beginning of every new year because they get the opportunity to predict design trends and find a way to incorporate ... read more

Student Housing Trends: The Past, Present, and Future

February 15, 2017

Prospective students look at much more than just what programs a school has to offer before enrolling. These days, students want to know what kind of life they will be living if they choose to attend the university, which means they are looking closely at on campus and off campus student housing. Ho... read more

What Does The Rental Market Look Like Today? Who Are We Designing For?

January 17, 2017

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, there were over 110 million renters in the United States in 2015. At Childs Dreyfus Group, we design living spaces for these renters on a daily basis, and one of the first questions we ask ourselves is “Who are we designing for?” Take a look... read more

How The New, Younger Senior Is Affecting Amenity Options And Interior Design Decisions

January 17, 2017

Although many people are under the impression people begin to slow down after they retire, there is a new trend of younger, active seniors that are disproving all of these stereotypes. As the needs and wants of this group change, so should the housing that is designed for them. Take a look at how th... read more

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