Chicago, IL  |  

This high profile 225,000 square foot development is situated in the historically rich Fulton Market District of Chicago. Perimeter Architects’ design combines ground floor commercial retail, above grade parking structure, and 60 rental apartments on the upper floors to support growth in the technology business migrating to the area.

The design challenges the notion of generic commercial storefronts by embracing the local context of the Fulton Market character. This crafted commercial storefront also provides a strong contrast to the smoothness of the limestone residential façade above. The “modern mansard” roof of the residential units contextually reduces the building’s scale from street level. While the “cuts” provide outdoor spaces and natural light into the living spaces. The building’s shape makes it a recognizable icon of the neighborhood.