Event Description

Diverse professionals - from real estate to deconstruction - gathered to discuss the transfer of ownership in a Chicago building's lifecycle. By tracing reused materials from their source to local or regional end markets, Ownership explored the economic realities that govern the salvage industry. Audience members gained insight into the nuances of materials ownership, community wealth, and private value. 

 

Discussion Prompt:

 

When a structure is vacant, foreclosed, or slated for demolition, who owns the materials inside? How can reuse of these materials catalyze local economic growth?

 


Panelists

"By paying attention to what we already have and reusing it, we have a more direct and respectful relationship with the physical world, we think more creatively, and we create responsible and sustainable industries and jobs."

"By paying attention to what we already have and reusing it, we have a more direct and respectful relationship with the physical world, we think more creatively, and we create responsible and sustainable industries and jobs."

carla bruni

Heritage Conservation &

Sustainability Consultant

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Dan BRoughton

Vice President

T2 Properties

"I reclaim materials from the street because I feel responsible to the environment and believe in an efficient use of our finite resources."

"I reclaim materials from the street because I feel responsible to the environment and believe in an efficient use of our finite resources."

Harbor Miles

Owner & Founding Member

Curbside Salvage LLC

 
"Reclaimed materials are an integral part of Rider Design's process because we believe in giving things a new life while satisfying the needs and design aesthetic of our clients."

"Reclaimed materials are an integral part of Rider Design's process because we believe in giving things a new life while satisfying the needs and design aesthetic of our clients."

Meagan Rider

Principal Designer

Rider Design Group

"I'm passionate about the opportunity to correct the systemic issues that created distressed neighborhoods in Cook County."   

"I'm passionate about the opportunity to correct the systemic issues that created distressed neighborhoods in Cook County."   

Rob Rose

Executive Director

Cook County Land Bank Authority

"We create jobs and opportunities in a field focused on doing good AND we save people money in the process."

"We create jobs and opportunities in a field focused on doing good AND we save people money in the process."

Steve Fiylo

President

Blue Earth Deconstruction


Moderator


Venue

 
 
 

STOCKYARDS BRICK reclaims vintage brick, stone, granite, limestone, and architectural artifacts from structures scheduled for demolition throughout the Midwest. OWNERSHIP will be hosted at their Back of the Yards processing facility, which was recently a featured venue of Open House Chicago. From building procurement, to deconstruction, to  materials reprocessing, Stockyards ensures that the “bones” of beautiful old buildings have an extended life. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit an operational salvage facility.

 
 
 
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