55 East Monroe |  Chicago, Illinois    Entrance redesign (after)  Our client's intention was clear: refresh the three entrances of a trophy building to reflect its recent transformation from commercial building to office and residential condos. But as often happens, hidden challenges can threaten the best laid plans. Our solution called for replacing large existing canopies with steel structures that would create a lighter look—and complement the new steel and glass canopy of the residential entrance. But when we discovered the canopy was cantilevered concrete, we reskinned the structure with stainless steel and used LED lights  to create a gridded sculptural effect.
       
     
  55 East Monroe |  Chicago, Illinois    Entrance (before)
       
     
  55 East Monroe |  Chicago, Illinois    Entrance redesign (after)  Our client's intention was clear: refresh the three entrances of a trophy building to reflect its recent transformation from commercial building to office and residential condos. But as often happens, hidden challenges can threaten the best laid plans. Our solution called for replacing large existing canopies with steel structures that would create a lighter look—and complement the new steel and glass canopy of the residential entrance. But when we discovered the canopy was cantilevered concrete, we reskinned the structure with stainless steel and used LED lights  to create a gridded sculptural effect.
       
     

55 East Monroe | Chicago, Illinois

Entrance redesign (after)

Our client's intention was clear: refresh the three entrances of a trophy building to reflect its recent transformation from commercial building to office and residential condos. But as often happens, hidden challenges can threaten the best laid plans. Our solution called for replacing large existing canopies with steel structures that would create a lighter look—and complement the new steel and glass canopy of the residential entrance. But when we discovered the canopy was cantilevered concrete, we reskinned the structure with stainless steel and used LED lights  to create a gridded sculptural effect.

  55 East Monroe |  Chicago, Illinois    Entrance (before)
       
     

55 East Monroe | Chicago, Illinois

Entrance (before)