1845 S Michigan

Brininstool + Lynch Architects: 1845 S Michigan

1845 S Michigan

Chicago, Illinois


Characterized as a modern interpretation of a loft, 321 South Sangamon balances the spatial and material aesthetics of industrial architecture with the requirements of contemporary multi-residential design.  Tall ceilings within an exposed reinforced concrete structure create an open, flexible space free from visual distractions.  As in traditional loft construction, exterior glazing is maximized. Floor-to-ceiling window wall systems with integrated full height bi-parting doors shift the focus to the exterior. Translucent glazing in the bedrooms provides privacy and accentuates natural light.

Project Type

Multi-Family Residential


230,000 square feet


McShane Construction Company


Terra Engineering, Civil
C.E. Anderson & Associates, Structural

McGuire Engineers, MEP


Barreneche, Raul A. Brininstool + Lynch, Building on Modernism (New York: Edizioni Press, 2002)


Tomek Szymanski
Darris Harris, Padgett and Company, Inc.