I arrived at Maya del Sol at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening. The Latin-inspired restaurant has presence on the street which is the first thing, as designers, that we want to establish: a first impression.
One of the ideas that founded the community college system in this country was that students should be able to study the first two years of college in their own communities to be better prepared for the rigors of college.
I was intrigued during the recent Comprehensive Plan gathering dubbed "Envision Oak Park," when John Houseal, our consultant, threw down a challenge to think about what Oak Park would look like 20 years in the future. I was probably the only one naive enough to toss out a smattering of ideas to consider - or laugh at.