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Project • By Landon Bone Baker ArchitectsHousing

IFF Access Housing

IFF Access Housing provides much needed community-based affordable rental housing for people with disabilities. Located on 25 scattered sites across a 2.5-mile footprint, the project helps stabilize Chicago’s Humboldt Park and Logan Square comm... More

Project • By HEDArt Galleries

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

21st-century art museums bear little resemblance to the hushed, cordoned-off cathedrals that once separated visitors and artwork. Today, emphasis is placed not only on the artwork itself, but on the visitor’s experience of—and participation in—the mu... More

Project • By HEDOffices

ShopperTrak Headquarters

No matter how well-defined an organization may be, we’ve found that the process of making vision visible always adds a new layer of clarity. Consensus. Color.For retail analytics firm ShopperTrak, partnering with HED to design their new Chicago headq... More

Project • By HEDOffices

Chervon US Headquarters

Chervon, a rapidly growing tools manufacturer based in China, wanted to establish a presence in the US.  As a company that relies on its speed to market model, and thus prioritizes innovation, Chervon needed an office space that would enable thi... More

Project • By HEDOffices

Garrett Brands Corporate Headquarters

Following the meteoric growth of its iconic Garrett’s Popcorn brand, parent company Garrett Brands sought a design partner to expand and reimagine its existing Chicago corporate headquarters. The new space would need to accommodate new employees and... More
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Project • By ELLIPSIS ArchitectureBars


For those who frequent this eclectic Chicago bar/restaurant, most will agree that, in addition to great food, drink and conversation, its true magic and charm lies in its ever-changing quirky persona.  Over time, various updates have been m... More

Project • By ELLIPSIS ArchitectureApartments


The MC03 project is our third renovation in the iconic Marina City complex in Chicago designed by Bertrand Goldberg. Throughout the years, many residential units in the complex have suffered from renovations that compromise the original spaces a... More

Project • By ELLIPSIS ArchitectureApartments


The MC01 project is a renovation of a one-bedroom unit in the iconic Marina City complex (1959–1967) in Chicago designed by Bertrand Goldberg. Previously renovated by a former owner, the unit had been divided into a series of disconnected spaces... More

Project • By Valerio Dewalt Train AssociatesOffices

Yelp Chicago Office

Yelp, the top-ranked user-driven review and recommendation service, was drawn to Chicago when selecting the site for their Midwest offices. They chose a space surrounded by the raw energy of the city’s urban life – the elevated train line, the resurg... More

Project • By JGMAAirports

O'Hare Global Terminal Design Competition

The Foster + Epstein + JGMA design is based upon a sequence of memorable and distinctive spaces that create a gateway to Chicago with architecture that is open, transparent, inclusive, welcoming and functional, in turn resolving the sophisticated sec... More

Project • By Valerio Dewalt Train AssociatesResidential Landscape

Residences at 8 E Huron

In 2012, CA Ventures began to develop a luxury residential project on the edge of the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The clients envisioned a sleek glass building with boutique units and amenities worthy of the modern idea of luxury. From its i... More

Project • By JGMAUniversities

Richard J. Daley College - MTEC

JGMA’s design strategy for the Daley College - Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC) utilizes building transparency to showcase machines, equipment, and products integral to the learning objectives of the colleges as well as p... More

Project • By Valerio Dewalt Train AssociatesOffices

Glassdoor Offices

As rising startups continue to depend on innovation to expand and find their place in the market, creating a workplace that supports their ambitions has become the design challenge of today. Glassdoor's Chicago office takes on thi... More

Project • By Valerio Dewalt Train AssociatesAuditoriums

Gordon Parks Arts Hall

Gordon Parks Arts Hall is bracketed by the two symmetrical neo-gothic towers of Belfield Hall at the north end of the University of Chicago Laboratory School’s main campus. The 1904 limestone façade of Belfield is reflected and re-interpreted in a m... More

Project • By Wolfgang ButtressExhibition Centres


Lucent is the first major permanent artwork in the U.S. by Wolfgang Buttress. It was created as the new centre piece for the lobby of the iconic John Hancock Center, Chicago. Deriving its name from the Latin 'to shine', this sculptural installation i... More