HARD ROCK CHICAGO REPLACEMENT TO BE NAMED ST. JANE HOTEL
31 August 2017
The name of the new hotel that will be replacing the Hard Rock Chicago in the Carbide and Carbon building has been announced. The St. Jane Hotel will be named to honor Jane Addams, Chicago suffragist and social worker. The hotel is scheduled to open in Spring 2018.
Booth Hansen is designing the full remodel of the hotel, along with Simeone Dreary Design Group.
Booth Hansen is pleased to announce three new additions to our team.
Jongpil Park, AIA (left), joins Booth Hansen’s architectural team from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Jongpil has over seven years of experience, with a focus on large scale mixed use buildings. He is currently working on a multifamily residential project. Jongpil earned his Master of Environmental Building Design from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of NCARB.
Elissa Shortridge (center) joins Booth Hansen as Communications Coordinator with five years of marketing and graphic design experience. She will work with the communications team to manage the company’s marketing strategy through print and digital efforts. Elissa earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a member of the League of Chicago Theaters’ Young Professional’s Circle.
Also joining Booth Hansen, Rui Song (right) is a member of our architectural design team. Rui is a University of Michigan graduate, holding a Master of Architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, and has interned at firms in New York and China. In addition to her design tasks, Rui will help to lead Booth Hansen’s physical model making creation, working extensively with 3D printing.
In a collection of top Midwestern residential architecture, Architectural Digest featured Booth Hansen’s New Buffalo Residence, noting the use of local intricacies of natural surroundings to extraordinary effect.
WEST LOOP HAYDEN FEATURED IN MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS CHICAGO
17 July 2017
Booth Hansen-design condo building, Hayden, has been featured in Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago. Billed as the “Top Tech” among a slate of high-amenity new buildings, Hayden “has one more plus: living roofs that follow Energy Star guidelines for sustainability.”
Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune recently announced the upcoming rebrand of the Hard Rock Hotel on Michigan Avenue. Booth Hansen will be involved in updating the Carbide and Carbon Building for the owner, Becker Ventures, and the new management company, Aparium Hotel Group.
“We’re definitely going to up the (hotel’s) game,” said Mario Tricoci, founder of Aparium. “We’re having a lot of fun right now imagining what this could be.”
RH CHICAGO AND ARTS + RECREATION CENTER RECEIVE VISION AWARDS FROM ULI
31 May 2017
RH Chicago – The Gallery at the Three Arts Club was awarded the ‘Transformational Retail’ award in the the 6th Annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards. The Vision Awards recognize the full development process and best practices in development, making a difference in the city of Chicago.
RH Chicago – The Gallery at the Three Arts Club rethinks the traditional commercial experience with spaces designed to blur the lines between retail, home, and hospitality. An extensive and precise renovation undertaken with Chicago Landmarks’ counsel ensured that historical elements were preserved and restored, contributing to the character of the new retail space.
BOOTH HANSEN WINS GRAND AWARD AT 2016 GOLD NUGGET AWARDS
11 July 2016
The Palm Springs House was the coveted Grand Award winner for Best Custom Home (4,000 to 8,000 square feet) at the 2016 Gold Nugget Awards. The Gold Nugget Awards honor architectural design and planning excellence and draws from entries internationally.
The judges praised the home, calling it “a minimalist design with impeccable detailing [making] the house recede into the landscape… the careful curation of views makes this hillside retreat a delight that gives the clients access the natural environment from the comfort of their own home.”
Congratulations to the Booth Hansen design team and D.W. Johnston Construction on this achievement.
Booth Hansen’s addition to the Skokie Country Club opened on Memorial Day Weekend!
The complex consists of a bathing house, an open-air pavilion, an expansive deck with an Olympic-length pool, and separate areas for children and adults. The architectural style evokes residences in the area, lending a familiarity and human scale to the site. Lush landscapes and plantings surround the deck, buffering views to the street and the adjacent golf course. Amenities including a state-of-the-art kitchen and double-sided limestone fireplace allow for three-season use.
The design and construction team includes Innovative Aquatic Design, Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture, TriMark Marlinn, Eskenazi and Farrell Associates, Ketchmark and Associates, Gewalt Hamilton Associates, NCS Construction Management, and Norcon, Inc.
PALM SPRINGS RESIDENCE FEATURED IN THE WSJ
15 March 2016
Our Palm Springs Residence was just featured in the Wall Street Journal!
This Booth Hansen designed four-bedroom Contemporary was completed last summer. The owner, Linda Usher, requested that the vacation home accommodate a 42-foot-long painting. With this in mind, Booth Hansen designed a home with large open spaces and unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Coachella Valley.
Congratulations to our friends at Restoration Hardware on the opening of their flagship Chicago showroom at the historic Three Arts Club. As the architect, Booth Hansen collaborated with the Restoration Hardware team to bring their unique vision of a space that could blur the lines between retail, home, and hospitality into fruition, while simultaneously breathing life into a vacated 1914 Holabird and Roche historic building.
We are very excited to have been a part of this project. Read more about Restoration Hardware Chicago on our website by clicking here.
Find out more about the project at Crain’s by clicking here.
ANIMAL AMBASSADOR PAVILION OPENS
01 July 2015
The newest addition to the Brookfield Zoo — the Booth Hansen designed Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion — opened today. As part of the all-new 3-acre Wild Encounters exhibit, the Animal Ambassador Pavilion serves as a multi-use event space which opens onto a covered patio. The pavilion also houses ‘animal ambassadors’ which guests can engage through up-close experiences. Congratulations to our friends at the Chicago Zoological Society and the entire team!
See the project page for the Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion by clicking here.
BOOTH HANSEN AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY
29 May 2015
Booth Hansen has been invited to participate in ‘The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface’ exhibition at the National Academy Museum in Manhattan, New York.
Comprised of nearly 70 esteemed artists and architects, and now in its 189th year, this illustrious exhibition will be on view from June 4 – August 23, 2015.
Booth Hansen has submitted a 1/4″ scale model of our Palm Springs Residence that will be on display in the exhibition. The Palm Springs Residence is approaching completion — stay tuned for final images.
Read more about ‘The Annual’ exhibition at the National Academy by clicking here.
The newest addition to the Brookfield Zoo — the Booth Hansen designed Bramsen Animal Ambassador Pavilion — is nearing completion. The pavilion houses a variety of ‘animal ambassadors’ that guests can engage through up-close experiences. It also provides a multi-use event space that opens into a covered patio to serve special and catered events.
The pavilion opens on July 1st and is expected to be LEED certified.
The Chicago Botanic Garden broke ground on its Booth Hansen designed Education Center on April 23, 2015. The groundbreaking encompasses the new seven-acre Regenstein Foundation Learning Campus, which includes the Education Center and Learning Campus Garden.
Opening in summer of 2016, the Education Center — the heart of the Learning Campus — will be a hub for plant-based community and civic engagement, intergenerational learning, hands-on coursework, and health and wellness activities.
In keeping with Booth Hansen’s and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s commitment to sustainability, the Education Center is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification. A variety of green strategies were employed including recycled and low-emission materials, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting; energy and water use data will be tracked in real-time and displayed on an electronic dashboard which will serve as a teaching tool for the building’s visitors.
Visit the following links for more information on the Education Center:
The new Arts and Recreation Center located at 35th and Cottage Grove in the Oakland neighborhood will serve the greater Oakland, Douglas, and Bronzeville communities. Sited within Ellis Park, the two-story, 32,000 square foot field house is designed around a central lobby on axis with South Vincennes Avenue which directly connects with the Oakwood Shores community to the south. Located on a triangular site, the gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness room, and club rooms are rotated about a central point that makes all functions visible from the lobby and responds to adjacent streets and approaches to the building. A roof deck covered by a sculptural trellis provides an outdoor gathering space with views of the park. Environmentally conscious design features, including a green roof, rain garden and solar thermal hot water system, help enhance the building’s sustainability.
Read more about the Arts and Recreation Center at Chicago Curbed:
Construction has begun at Lake and Halsted on a 29 story mixed-use apartment tower. The project developed at 171 N. Halsted by Shapack Partners, Focus Development, and Atlantic Realty Partners broke ground on February 20 with sights set on a summer 2016 delivery.
The tower has been designed with sweeping curved façade to afford outstanding views for all units. Seamless glass curved walls provide a dynamic form that distinguishes it from the recent towers in this West Loop neighborhood. Just steps from the Randolph Street restaurant row, the tower includes 8,700 square feet of ground floor retail, 227 luxury residential units, and 3 floors of parking with 159 spaces. The tower is targeting LEED Silver certification and includes the following amenities: outdoor deck and pool, dog run, lounge and party room, fitness and yoga room, and 29th floor indoor/outdoor terrace with unobstructed views of the Loop. The development also includes a large green roof on top of the parking podium along with the other outdoor amenities.
Read more about 171 N. Halsted at Chicago Curbed: Click Here
ROWHOUSES COMING TO NEAR NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD
20 February 2015
The Chicago Plan Commission approved the construction of 8 new three-story row homes at the corner of Clark and Chestnut Streets in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood. The 111 W. Chestnut Street development presents a unique opportunity for new single family townhomes to be constructed in a dense downtown community. The design features an Italianate style exterior with limestone cladding, indoor parking, and a communal outdoor terrace. Private roof decks are located on upper levels. All levels are accessible by private elevators in each townhome. This Tawani Enterprises development provides an “aging-in-place” accessible design.
“Our hat goes off to you for your vision to hand down assets to future generations.”
Martin Cabrera, Jr., Chair of Plan Commission
“What Alderman wouldn’t love to have this project in his ward? … This is a trophy project.”
Commissioner Tom Tunney, 44th Ward Alderman
Read more about this development here: Click Here
Booth Hansen Wins 2014 AIA Chicago Honor Award
24 October 2014
Booth Hansen has been awarded a 2014 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Honor Award for the Beverly Shores Residence. This two story home, nestled in the dunes, consists of an undulating glass upper floor, perched atop a concrete ground floor. The home both preserves and connects to the natural environment, while maximizing views to the water. Congratulations to the team: Joseph King, Andy Weber, and Larry Booth.
Read more about the Beverly Shores Residence here.
Read more about the jurors’ thoughts and see all award winners Click Here.
BH Goes Back to School
15 September 2014
As fall begins to settle in, class is back in session and Booth Hansen is continuing its practice of supporting education.
Academy of Art University – Joseph King, who heads the Booth Hansen San Francisco office, started a new role as a studio instructor at the Academy of Art University. He will be co-teaching a third year studio course: Site Conditions and Building Performance. The semester kicked-off on September 5th with a weekend-long charette led by guest lecturers Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn of Chicago-based UrbanLab.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – This fall, the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is sending students to live and work in Chicago. As part of the program, the students will visit 14 Chicago based professional architecture offices – one a week – with the goal of understanding the core values, ideals, and methods used by these firms. Booth Hansen and UIUC alumni George Halik and Trina Sandschafer will host the architecture students on September 18th. Trina will continue her involvement with the group, serving as a mentor for one of the students throughout the semester and attending design reviews for the studio.
Northwestern University – Since the fall of 2008, Larry Booth and Scott Cyphers – along with Mark Sexton of Krueck+Sexton Architects – have led the Architectural Engineering and Design program at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. This fall marks Larry and Scott’s seventh year teaching studio courses to Northwestern engineers. A newly constructed studio space in the Technological Institute awaits their new group of students when classes resume on September 23rd.
Construction Begins on Booth Hansen Designed Lake House
05 September 2014
Construction has begun on a Booth Hansen designed lake house in New Buffalo, Michigan.
The team of Booth Hansen + Forefront Structural Engineers has won the award for “Best Meal” at the 2014 CANstruction Chicago Competition! This event, which teams up Chicago’s architecture, engineering, and construction companies benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The BH + FSE entry — entitled, “Do You Want to Feed the Hungry?” — featured the animated snowman “Olaf” from Disney’s “Frozen”. The 9 foot tall structure was constructed using 13,178 tuna cans, pasta boxes, and water bottles. A few Toblerones, Milky Ways, Pringles cans, and Slim Jims were also used. The “Best Meal” award is a nationally recognized award, so Olaf will now go on to compete against other “Best Meal” can structures from across the country.
We would also like to recognize our sponsors for their generous contributions:
DRW Trading Group Foundation
Tip Top Builders
26 August 2014
Booth Hansen is pleased to announce the promotion of Trina Sandschafer, RA, LEED AP to Associate Principal. Trina Sandschafer, RA, LEED AP joined Booth Hansen in 2006, bringing with her experience in cultural, residential, and master-planning projects. She played a key role on Oakwood Shores, a multi-year, multi-phase residential master plan for the Chicago Housing Authority and actively contributed on many other master plans. Currently, she is an integral design team member on our residential projects. Recent residential projects include: the Altgeld Street Residence, the Goethe Street Residence, and the New Buffalo Residence. Trina is also actively involved in the firm’s overall design review process, communications, and recruiting. A registered architect, Trina earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. View Trina’s bio and resume here.
Larry Booth’s “Chicken Coop” Featured in Crain’s Magazine
08 August 2014
Larry Booth and his wife recently opened up the doors to their families’ second home, the Chicken Coop, to Crain’s Magazine. People often wonder where architects live, and the article in Crain’s gives readers a chance to see and learn about the evolution of the Booth residence. The article focuses on how the house has been adapted and changed over time as the Booth family has grown. Larry and his wife also share some stories that allow readers to see why they are happy to call this place home.
The Residences at 850 Lake Shore Drive Wins Awards
04 August 2014
The Residences at 850 Lake Shore Drive has won multiple awards at the Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards. The project was awarded the Best in State – Illinois Award, the Aurora Award, and the Grand Aurora Award all in the category of Historic Remodel/Restoration.
Canstruction 2014 Kick Off
23 June 2014
Booth Hansen, partnered with Forefront Structural Engineers, will once again participate in the annual Canstruction Chicago design/build competition to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Canstruction is an international nonprofit organization which hosts competitions and events showcasing structures made entirely out of cans of food. The structures are designed and built by architects, engineers, and contractors and are then put on display for the public, after which all canned food is donated to local food banks.
All structures for Canstruction Chicago will be on exhibit at the Merchandise Mart from August 14 – September 8, 2014. The awards ceremony will be held on September 4, 2014.
For more information, please visit Chicago Canstruction. To learn about Booth Hansen’s submission from last year’s competition, visit our news page and watch a video of our build.
Booth Hansen Designed Nobu Hotel/Restaurant Unveiled
17 June 2014
A proposal for the world’s first “ground-up” Nobu Hotel & Restaurant was presented at a community meeting in the West Loop on Tuesday June 10th, 2014. The hotel, planned by the Nobu Hospitality Group, spearheaded by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, is to be located on the northeast corner of Randolph Street and Peoria Street in the West Loop and is tentatively set to open in 2016.
The 12 floor, 155 room luxury boutique hotel will feature a Nobu restaurant on the ground floor and a lounge on the rooftop. The building’s design features brick, steel, and large grid windows that evoke the area’s industrial history and aesthetic.
The building must be approved by the city before construction can commence, but the plan was met mostly with approval from West Loop residents and businesses at the community meeting.
San Francisco Principal Joseph King will join other winners and juror Paulett Taggart, FAIA of the Architecture at Zero 2013 competition in presenting their respective designs to the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
To learn more about this event, please visit AIASF.
To learn more about our winning entry, view our project page.
Chicago Botanic Garden Children’s Learning Center
16 January 2014
Booth Hansen is working with the Chicago Botanic Garden to develop a Children’s Learning Center that will house nature-based educational programs for children, families and public. The design shall strive to achieve LEED Platinum!
Chicago Botanic Garden Greenhouse Expansion
15 January 2014
The Chicago Botanic Garden plans to expand their greenhouses and nursery. It will include dedicated growing spaces for plants including bonsai and orchids.