One North State | Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is a city of landmarks. So when the lobby of this vintage 1912 office building needed a long overdue facelift, MRSA bowed to the past while embracing the future. We retained key elements of a 1940s renovation but said goodbye to the brass detail and brown hues that screamed 1980s hotel lobby. In the spirit of design by subtraction, we also removed all visual clutter and installed lights behind drywall clouds on the ceiling. The result: a clean, 21st century lobby that attracts new tenants without breaking the bank.