Tom LaPorte & Christopher Breedlove
- The Richard J. Daley Courthouse
- Pop-up Art Loop 2010
- Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
City of Chicago Department of Water, UNO Schools, Tthornton-Tomasetti,
Shaw Environmental, SPACE Architects, Chicago Art Department (CAD).
Check out a short documentary film about our project:
GOAC Documentary for One Nation-One Chicago
The Chicago Department of Environment (DOE) sought to make downtown
businesses more Green by issuing the Green Office Challenge. More than 100
companies in the Loop accepted the challenge to change business practices and
better serve the environment. In order to make the challenge more engaging
and fun, DOE invited friends at the Department of Water Management & Burners
Without Borders to help several businesses make art from materials found in their
The Green Office Artistic Challenge yielded a coalition which included three
aldermen, the city’s African American History Museum, several arts communities,
Commonwealth Edison, the Chicago Art Department, UNO Charter Schools, Sherwin-Williams and multiple chambers of commerce in a new alliance which turned old refrigerators into art, re-purposed old architectural drawings into a geodesic inspired informational stand, and a mosaic sculpture of a child holding the globe which sang out poems written by school children about the environment.
Art can represent a new grammar for business. It may open new doors, nurture
new relationships, and create new channels for connecting with your marketplace.
Art may do more than imitate life. It may enable your people, and lift you above
your competition. These are some of the lessons of the Green Office Artistic