180 N. Ada

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: 180 N. Ada

180 N. Ada

Chicago, Illinois


The 180 N. Ada building is a contemporary reinterpretation of Chicago exposed structural frame construction. Located in the city’s growing West Loop neighborhood, the design acknowledges the area’s traditional industrial architecture, while providing the amenities expected of a new residential development. The L-shaped configuration features a 13-story tower facing Lake Street and 8-story structure along Ada. The structural fame of the tower evokes Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated designs of the mid-20th century. The lower portion of the building relates to late-19th-century industrial structures found throughout the West Loop.

Apartment configurations range from studios to three-bedroom units, providing options for potential residents and encouraging community through a variety of family sizes within a single building. Resident amenities include a pool, fitness center, bar, lounge, kitchen, private dining room, and an outdoor terrace. The transit-oriented-development provides a variety of public transit options within steps of the building’s front door.

Project Type



300,684 square feet


Power Construction, Inc.


Eriksson Engineering, Civil
SCA Consulting Engineers, Structural
Cosentini Associates, MEPFP


Christopher Barrett