The name Marshall Field’s is rooted deep in Chicago’s history, its flag-ship retail State Street building is an iconic place to shop for patrons across the country. Clayco and The Lamar Johnson Collaborative worked alongside our clients at Brookfield to design and construct a LEED Silver certified lower level building infrastructure renovation, a new entry and lobby with fourteen completely new high speed elevators forming a modern accessway to the top floors, and an office build-out of the iconic structure’s highest seven floors, complete with incredible amenities.
The renovation included up to 650,000 square feet of premier office space, as well as first-in-class amenities and rooftop deck with expansive views of Lake Michigan. The retrofit and renovation preserve the beautiful historical features that makes this building so iconic, and still brings the critical components for an office user up to Class-A condition.
Construction required extensive structural coordination given the scope of work and age of the building, and collaborative contractibility planning around the operating retail space. In addition to team partners with historical landmark experience, our team procured nationally recognized historical renovation consultants.
Renovations in the lower levels enhanced aesthetics inside and out, including a new grand entrance and exterior canopy at the new office space address of 24 East Washington, leading into a brand new main lobby. The lower level design remains loyal to Marshall Field’s classic ornamental gold features while adding warm, modern finishes. Top floors, eight through fourteen, were remediated from their historic condition and transformed into white space for office build-outs. In addition to downtown views, state-of-the-art amenities finish off the high floors, including an indoor/outdoor roof-top terrace, fitness center, and additional meeting space.
The addition of a usable rooftop space was a necessary new amenity to design for future office tenants. The team delivered a multi-functional, flexible space for tenant use with café seating for outdoor lunches, sectionals for relaxing, large tables for work meetings, high-top tables for happy hour, and intimate nooks with firepits to accommodate evening gatherings.
The historic building was not designed for substantial mass or groups of people, creating a structural challenge to support the weight of deep soil profiles for trees, shrubs, pavers, and the steel shade structure. The Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative team used digital scanning and physical exploration of walls and floors to understand how it was originally built and helped define the structural capacity. This step was integral to properly design and redesign the rooftop plan while staying aligned with the design intent and project budget.
14 New High-Speed Destination Dispatch Passenger Elevators
4 New Turnstiles in 24 E. Washington’s Lobby
650,000 SF of White Box Future Tenant Office Space
24” Thick Concrete Foundation Walls on Basement Level 1 to Support 15-Story Steel Structure in the Middle of Existing / Ongoing Retail Space
Historical and Landmarked Renovation of Existing 14-Story Northwest Atrium Skylight with Glass Storefront Across Levels 8 – L13
2-Day Long Crane Pick Including 38 Picks from Street Level Over 300’+ in the Air for the Largest Crane Pick Completed in the Chicago Downtown Loop
Complete Tear Off & TPO Roofing Installation of 48 Roof Tops Across 4 Levels of Roofs (1 City Block Wide)
Over 100-Year Old Building That Will be LEEDv4 Silver Certified at the End of the Project
450+ Scheduled Coordination Meetings between Clayco / Design-Builders / Subcontractors / Brookfield / Macy’s Construction
2,300+ Issues Closed Out Through BIM360
Upcoming 3rd Macy’s Holiday Blackout Period / Flower Show
Collected Historical Artifacts During Demolition. Some of which were used in Developing Design of Developer Spaces