CA/ds provided complete architectural services for the renovation of an existing office building and warehouse space of approximately 240,000 square feet.
The scope of work included the design of 11,500 square feet office space creating a new reception area, work-stations, offices, conference room, break room area, and restrooms. In addition CA/ds assisted with the 2,500 sq. ft. retail area, 4,000 sq. ft. product showroom, and the large material warehouse and the fabrication shop.
Hill Mechanical Group looked to COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio to realize their vision of converting neglected office space into an innovative, technology-driven facility that functions as a useful resource for collaboration with their peers and demonstrates their digitally-guided fabrication capabilities. The carefully coordinated design effort and demonstrative details resulted in a professional workspace that functions as a living model of the clients technological and fabrication capabilities.
For their new 4,800 sq. ft. marketing and sales offices, Merrick turned to CA/ds to create a space that had a hip vibe that embraced the rural roots of their brand. Wood, leather and galvanized metal were utilized in spaces including private offices, conference room, kitchenette, work area for outside sales representatives, product display/storage and reception area. The creative design had to embrace the unusual footprint of the building, wanting an open plan; we used glass partitions and curved walls to allow ample daylight to flood the space.
Seeking to establish a signature office space in downtown Chicago, Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company asked COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio to revitalize an existing office space into one that blends a professional office environment with the colorful world of confections.
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTI) needed a new facility on the campus of the University of Chicago to provide more space, but more importantly, to attract the best minds in theoretical math research. Their new 31,000 sq. ft. space, occupies the top two floors of this 5-story structure, which was renovated from its former use as a phone switching station.
This project involved the localization of cultural buildings in the city center. The primary functions of the buildings are that of a concert hall/theatre, slooping museum, and a library. The design solution incorporates a new Culture House, Library, Rhythmic Center and Slooping Museum into a campus surrounding the inner marina. In 2008, this project received a Citation of Merit Award for design from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
As requested by the Village, this project analyzed the existing building context of downtown Northfield including the Village Hall, Police Station, and Library buildings, and developed a long term vision plan for the Village Center retail district. Guidelines were specifically created to provide potential for a traditional urban downtown district. The work involved close cooperation with the Village Center Task Force, Community Development Director, and the Village Manager.
Located in the heart of downtown Winnetka, Winnetka Galleria offers exceptional design, expansive outdoor terrace space, and superior living standards currently unparalleled on the North Shore. Offering the freedom and prestige formerly reserved only for Oak Street and Michigan Avenue, Winnetka Galleria captures the spirit of a “walk to everything” address. This project was honored with the Grand Award for recognition of outstanding design in the Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential category from the National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence.
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