CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION’S “BETWEEN STATES” EXHIBITION
21 September 2017
Booth Hansen is pleased to participate in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Between States” exhibition. Our display focuses on the Farm on Ogden, a facility that will grow, harvest, and sell healthy foods to the community of the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Curated by UrbanLab, this ambitious exhibition has the potential to bring real, positive change to our city. The exhibit runs through January 20, 2018.
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.”
BOOTH HANSEN HOSTS ‘METROPOLIS’ THINK TANK DISCUSSION
23 March 2017
Booth Hansen had the honor of hosting Metropolis Magazine for their Chicago Think Tank series. Our discussion topic was “The Future of Living: Housing Innovation in Underserved Markets.” We assembled a panel of experts from different building industry sectors to bring their perspectives to the table and challenge us to think about how we can innovate.
The discussion was moderated by Metropolis’ editor in chief, Susan Szenasy, and the panelists were Larry Booth and George Halik of Booth Hansen, Mark Heffron of CEDARst, Justin Pelej of Focus Development, and Joe Pecoraro of Skender Constructio
2950 N. SHERIDAN APARTMENTS NEARS COMPLETION
09 March 2017
The Booth Hansen designed 2950 N. Sheridan Apartments in Lakeview are now leasing and will be fully complete in Spring. This 20 story, 82 unit luxury apartment building marks the first ground-up residential development for Wirtz Realty. Congratulations to our friends at Wirtz Realty and the Booth Hansen project team!
Booth Hansen is featured in the upcoming Issue 02 of North, due out April 3rd. A self-described “anti-guidebook,” North spotlights local change agents through intimate interviews, provides insider insights on Chicago destinations, and depicts the diversity of life in our neighborhoods through captivating photography and storytelling.
Booth Hansen is currently working with developers on the renovation of the historic Uptown Theatre at Broadway and Lawrence. The theater is a spectacular example of the work of architects Rapp and Rapp.
A new music video by Regina Spektor is set in the Uptown Theatre — its music and dance reflect the elegance of the space which has been dormant since 1981. We look forward to bringing this amazing structure back to life.
The Chicago Tribune featured the Booth Hansen designed Farm on Ogden in an article entitled Five urban farming projects in Chicago to watch in 2017.
Farm on Ogden (located at 3555 W. Ogden Avenue) is a new $3.5 million urban farm conceived by the Lawndale Christian Health Center and Windy City Harvest (which is the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban farming program). The Farm will allow Windy City Harvest to increase overall production and double its training capacity – Windy City Harvest currently grows more than 100,000 pounds of produce a year in addition to training low-income people of color how to farm. The 30,000 square foot facility will house a 50,000 gallon aquaponics system, greenhouse, store that sells the farmed produce, and a commercial kitchen for hosting cooking classes.
RH CHICAGO RECIEVES ‘RECONSTRUCTION AWARD’ FROM BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
16 November 2016
RH Chicago – The Gallery at the Three Arts Club received the Silver Award in the 33rd Annual Reconstruction Awards held by Building Design + Construction; the awards honor the best in renovation, preservation, and adaptive reuse work.
The success of the adaptive reuse of the historic Three Arts Club into Restoration Hardware’s flagship Chicago gallery was fostered by Booth Hansen and Pepper Construction’s collaboration with the Chicago Landmarks Commission to identify and restore historic elements of the Club.
THE THREE ARTS CLUB RECEIVES 2016 PRESERVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
09 November 2016
Congratulations to our team and friends at Restoration Hardware for winning the Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence for The Three Arts Club! The award is given by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to projects that promote the city’s architectural history through preservation of its historic and cultural heritage.
The original 1914 Holabird and Roche building was renovated as Restoration Hardware’s new gallery with the atrium space brought back to life as a restaurant with a stunning glass roof structure. Masonry repairs and restoration of historic windows and ground-floor spaces revitalized the Byzantine-inspired design that is integral to the Gold Coast neighborhood.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development states that “the lines of people along the streets are a testament of success of the rehabilitation.”
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER: VIRGIN HOTELS CHICAGO #1 IN U.S.
Our 30 West Oak high-rise project is in the most recent issue of Luxe Interiors + Design. This particular unit features interiors by renowned interior designer Michael Del Piero Good Design. In the article she talks about how their goal for the project was “to create a casual yet sophisticated space with an unusual mix of items.” Her design effortlessly fuses 30 West Oak’s modern elements with unique global antiques and rustic textures, creating a space that is as elegant as it is approachable. It’s luxury you can put your feet up on!
The Learning Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden officially opened over the weekend. Congratulations to the Chicago Botanic Garden and the project team at Booth Hansen: Larry Booth, Charlie Stetson, Scott Cyphers, and Lindsey Hinni.
Booth Hansen took an afternoon to visit the Learning Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, which will open to the public on Saturday, September 10th. Stay tuned for photography of the finished building.
THE LEARNING CENTER AT THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN NEARS COMPLETION
25 August 2016
The centerpiece of the new Regenstein Learning Campus, the 27,000 square foot Learning Center designed by Booth Hansen, is set to open on September 10. The Learning Center will offer educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages.
A product of Booth Hansen and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s commitment to stewardship, the Learning Center is targeting LEED Platinum certification. Photo credit: Chicago Botanic Garden
CRAIN’S “LUXURY HOME OF THE WEEK” – THE CHICKEN FACTORY RESIDENCE
25 July 2016
Crain’s “Luxury Home of the Week” is our Chicken Factory Residence located at 1225 W. George Street in Lake View. Originally a single-story poultry processing plant dating back to the 1920s, this home involved a major adaptive reuse conversion into a primary live/work space. The Chicken Factory Residence received an AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award in 2005. Photo Credit: VHT Studios
CRAIN’S “LUXURY HOME OF THE WEEK” – 30 WEST OAK, UNIT 5C
18 July 2016
Crain’s “Luxury Home of the Week” was Unit 5C in the Booth Hansen designed 30 West Oak. One of the most valuable multi-family addresses in Chicago, the price per square foot of units in the tower have consistently increased over the last seven years. Photo Credit: VHT Studios
The Booth Hansen designed Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park, located at 35th and Cottage Grove Avenue, opened to the public today.
The 32,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility provides the community with arts and recreational programming, as well as athletic facilities. Operated by the Chicago Park District, the Arts and Recreation Center provides after-school and summer youth programming, family activities, arts and cultural offerings, health and wellness programming, and community events for residents of all ages. Spaces include an indoor pool, gymnasium, fitness center, multi-purpose arts and community areas, rooftop terrace, and administrative offices.
We are proud to have worked with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, 4th Ward Aldermen, Quad Communities Development Corporation, The Community Builders, and Nia Architects to make this project a reality for the community.
Booth Hansen is thrilled to announce that The Parker Fulton Market opened its doors to residents today.
The Parker offers a rich urban lifestyle, with unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline and an experience crafted to reflect Fulton Market’s dynamic culture.
Booth Hansen would like to thank Focus Development, Shapack Partners, and Atlantic Realty Partners for the opportunity to deliver this project that we hope will enrich the ever-changing and vibrant Fulton Market District.
The Booth Hansen designed Palm Springs House appeared in the ‘RH Outdoor 2016 Source Book’
PALMOLIVE BUILDING STOREFRONT RENOVATION IS COMPLETE
01 June 2016
The Booth Hansen designed storefront at the historic Palmolive Building is now complete. The storefront design restores and incorporates original historic elements of the 1929 Holabird and Root design, while modernizing the glass storefront to maximize the presence of world-class retail occupants. The subtle and refined details express the overall aesthetic of the project: clean, modern lines to enhance the retail experience while respecting the historic building design.
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.
850 LAKE SHORE DRIVE SALE SETS NEW PRICE PER UNIT RECORD
22 April 2016
Booth Hansen led the renovation design of 850 Lake Shore Drive, the 1927 building which was recently sold to J.P. Morgan for $140 million. This translates to a record setting price per unit of $700,000 – overshadowing the previous Chicago record held by the sale of OneEleven, which had units valued at $661,000.
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.
RESTORATION HARDWARE ON TRACK TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
16 February 2016
The Booth Hansen led RH Chicago – The Gallery at the Three Arts Club opened its doors on October 2nd and has been called the company’s “best-performing gallery” by CEO Gary Friedman. Read more about this successful historic renovation project from Becky Yerak of the Chicago Tribune.
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 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
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.