Illinois Institute of Technology — S.R. Crown Hall Restoration
CAF, Patron of the Year - Illinois Institute of Technology
Landmarks Preservation Council of IL, Project of the Year
AIA Chicago Chapter, Honor Award
Commission-Chicago Landmarks, Preservation Excellence
Photography: Bill ZBaren | Todd Eberle
This masterpiece of modern architecture required restoration and renovation after nearly fifty years of continuous use.
As both a city of Chicago Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, each element of the project underwent a rigorous team, client, and peer review process.
The building’s original details needed restoring while satisfying stringent historic preservation requirements and ensuring architectural, landscape, and mechanical strategies met environmental goals.
The project included total restoration of the main classroom level, exterior restoration, and complete glass replacement. Restoration of the original surrounding landscape and major sustainability enhancements were also completed as part of the project.