Buffett Place is the winner of several awards including GNA's Bruce Abrams Award 2015, CNDA 2014 Award for Excellence in Architecture, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project and Multifamily Executive's 2014 Project of the Year Merit Award. The development also received an honorable mention for the 2014 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award for excellence in green housing. Buffett Place is the environmentally friendly transformation of the former Diplomat Hotel in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood into 51 units of permanent supportive housing designed to meet the specialized needs of individuals with severe mental illness who are at risk of homelessness. The project is a partnership with Thresholds, one of metropolitan Chicago’s most respected non-profit mental illness supportive service providers. The development’s many tailored amenities will include an interior courtyard, roof deck with commanding views of downtown Chicago and Wrigley Field, a therapeutic flower garden, fitness room and on-site supportive services. Two retail storefronts will house business enterprises that provide employment opportunities for residents of the building.