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
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.
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 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.