600 West Chicago Avenue
Bulley & Andrews served as the construction manager for the lobby, plaza and riverwalk repositioning at 600 W. Chicago Avenue. As the former Montgomery Ward catalogue warehouse and a national landmark, the property was redeveloped by Sterling Bay and has reemerged as a sought after destination for the tech cognoscenti.
The 50,000 sq. ft. project transformed the building to meet the distinctive needs of today’s workforce and improve the tenant experience. Balancing the building’s history with amenities, the design features a new curtain wall system and monumental steel canopy at the first floor entry, custom millwork, lighting and fixtures throughout, as well as kinetic art elements. The expanded retail spaces serve tenants and residential neighbors alike.
The scope of work also involved the demolition and rebuilding of the exterior drop-off with reconfigured pedestrian and vehicular travel paths. All the work was completed while the building remained fully operational, which includes over 7,000 tenants moving through and around the construction areas daily.