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Thursday, February 26th, 2009
15100 S. Ravinia

The thick concrete panels of the old warehouse were ripped away and replaced with windows, creating an open, very light-driven, contemporary structure like sitting in a terminal at O’Hare Airport. The building was also equipped with an overhang protecting the glass walls from emitting too much light in the wrong areas. The orientation of the building takes advantage of morning sunlight. “I don’t really consider it a loss. We feel that considering this is the first Gold Certified Police building in the country, and that there were no renewable technology added to the building, we did very well.”

Monday, July 16th, 2007
1460 N. Halsted

Location 1460 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60642  Map Developer Structured Development Architect Valerio Dewalt Train Blackhawk/Halsted is a new 150,00 sf four story speculative retail and office buiding (two floors of each) with an adjacent seven level parking garage. The project is in the already-crazy North/Halsted/Clbyourn corridor, just north of the new British School and [...]

Monday, October 9th, 2006
3440 S. Dearborn

Location 3440 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616 Map Owner Wexford Equities Architect Cannon Design Of the green buildings in Chicago I’ve covered so far, this may be the most low-key about its greenness. The developer’s website has no mention that the project has earned LEED®-CS precertification, which is remarkable considering that the intent of precertification [...]

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
610 S. Michigan

Location 610 S. Michigan, Chicago 60605 Map Owner Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Architect Krueck + Sexton Architects The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies is a 10-story, 155,000 sf mixed-use building located in the landmark South Michigan Avenue streetwall. This project doesn’t boldly announce its green qualities to the world, but rather meets many competing [...]


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