Chicago Athletic Association

In 2015 Johalla Projects was enlisted to help open the Chicago Athletic Association hotel and initiate its creative program. Johalla stayed on as a consultant, assisting with event programming and project build-outs, while establishing partnerships for the hotel with the likes of Pitchfork, the Humanities Festival, and Field Museum. Johalla has also helped concept an ongoing series of pop-up bars in addition to overseeing the hotel’s podcast series and contributing to its annual Halloween party.