Warwick Allerton Chicago

Chicago, Illinois (Magnificent Mile)
Illinois/Indiana Masonry Association, Best of Contemporary Rehab Silver (2002);
Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award (2001);
Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Avenue Enhancement Award (2000)


Eckenhoff Saunders worked with the City of Chicago to help the hotel obtain Chicago landmark status and qualify for a class “L” tax incentive, greatly expanding the renovation’s scope for this 1924 building located in the heart of downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue. The three-story limestone base along Michigan Avenue and Huron Street was completely restored, along with the arches at the Huron entry and the two-story, triple-arched windows on the towers on the 23rd floor. Other improvements included a new glass canopy, a new lobby space in an open light court, renovation of 426 guest rooms, new elevators, a new restaurant and bar, banquet facilities, and a new central cooling system.

Credits:

Client: Warwick Allerton Chicago

Lighting Consultant/Electrical Engineer: IMEG

Contractor: Pepper Construction