Opportunity: The northeast corner of State and Randolph Streets in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Theater district and Loop retail center is a prime location for a significant mixed-use development.
Solution: Four stories of retail and commercial space - including the new headquarters for the Joffrey Ballet - provide a strong base for two, eight-story “legs” that lift 23 stories of condominiums above adjacent structures. The concrete condominium structure rests on the long span steel structure of the retail space to create a dynamic form that continues the spirit of Chicago’s strength, clarity, and directness. A sculptural curtain wall of aluminum and glass creates a dynamic texture of light and shadow.
Value: All condominium floors are elevated above the base to allow all units to have open views of the lake and city. Views of the Joffrey Ballet’s dance studios enliven the streetscape and contribute to the ambiance of the Theater District.