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.
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)
Darris Harris, Padgett and Company, Inc.