55 East Monroe

SCB redesigned the public spaces and entries of this Class-A office and residential tower, creating a new identity for the residential portion of the building while modernizing the lobby and public corridors in the office tower to appeal to existing and future corporate tenants.

Client

GlenStar Properties

Location

Chicago, IL

Category

Architecture /
Office /
Interior Design /
Repositioning /

The design added a new condominium quality canopy, signage, and entrance vestibule at the north residential entry as a means to create warmth and support efficient, sensible way-finding. To update the aesthetic of the building’s heavily trafficked office portions, SCB redesigned the north, south, and west lobbies; elevator lobbies; and ground level corridors and storefronts. The result transformed the public spaces of 55 East Monroe from dark and dated to modern, inviting and revitalized, ultimately meeting ownership’s goal to retain and attract tenants.

Inviting and revitalized office lobby

Redesign instills warmth

New entryway provides residential identity

18,000
square feet