How One Black-Led, Woman-Powered Architecture Firm Is Bringing More Opportunities To Chicago’s South Side

There are fewer than 500 Black female licensed architects in the U.S. Taylor Staten wants to change that by moving her firm to South Shore.

How One Black-Led, Woman-Powered Architecture Firm Is Bringing More Opportunities To Chicago’s South Side
Taylor Staten, design principal of TnS Studio Courtesy of TnS Studio
How One Black-Led, Woman-Powered Architecture Firm Is Bringing More Opportunities To Chicago’s South Side
Taylor Staten, design principal of TnS Studio Courtesy of TnS Studio

How One Black-Led, Woman-Powered Architecture Firm Is Bringing More Opportunities To Chicago’s South Side

There are fewer than 500 Black female licensed architects in the U.S. Taylor Staten wants to change that by moving her firm to South Shore.

Architect Taylor Staten grew up near the old animal hospital on 79th Street in South Shore. Now, she plans on turning the vacant building into her first office space with the help of Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Grant.

Reset learns more about Staten’s plans for TnS Studio and how she hopes to bring more opportunities to young people and small businesses on the South Side.

GUEST: Taylor Staten, design principal at TnS Studio