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Illinois Institute of Technology students Blake Hageman and Sarah Kay Stephens won The Farnsworth Redux Design Competition after submitting their home design on a Winnetka floodplain. Photo Submitted
Christine Adams, Freelance Reporter
5:59 am CDT July 17, 2019

A recent home design competition saw dozens of Illinois Institute of Technology architecture students vying to create an affordable home that could be built in a floodplain on a Winnetka lot, and it generated several designs that have the potential to change how homes are built in the village.

The Farnsworth Redux Design Competition was initiated by Bob Footlik, a Glencoe engineer who along with his sister inherited their parents’ Winnetka home two blocks away from the Skokie Lagoons.