630 N. Franklin

630 N. Franklin

Chicago, Illinois

2005

Today’s multi-residential developments require an efficient and economical design solution fitting for their time. The precast structural system in this project is combined with other economical systems and materials to create a more refined architectural aesthetic. Pre-cast elements in the building’s exterior float within the glazing systems, extending the residential units and enclosing a multi-story parking facility. The lobby continues this approach with a composition of pre-cast concrete, stone, wood and metal set below a luminous ceiling.

Project Type

Multi-family

SIZE

226,000 square feet

CONTRACTOR

Bovis Lend Lease

CONSULTANTS

C.E. Anderson & Associates, Structural
WCW, MEP

PUBLICATIONS

Bahamon, Alejandro, and Maria Camila Sanjines.  Alta Densidad: Vivienda ContemporaneaBarcelona: Parramon, 2008.
Handley, John.  “Glass and Glitz” Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2005.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing; Barbara Karant, Karant & Associates; Darris Lee Harris, Padgett & Company