A total of 13 projects recognized as part of BD+C's 28th Annual Reconstruction Awards.

November 10, 2011

Two North Riverside, Chicago, Ill.

Two North Riverside is a 26-story Art Deco building by Holabird & Root that for years housed the Chicago Daily News. It was the first air-rights structure in Chicago, and its plaza was the first to be planned as part of a privately owned office building.

In mid-2008, Equity Office Properties retained Chicago design firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz to lead the renovation of two Art Deco lobbies, a retail concourse, 13 passenger elevator cabs, and multi-tenant common areas.

2 N RiversideClick here for a list of Products and Materials used as well as exclusive "before and after" images of Two North Riverside.

Two-phase construction, led by Skender Construction (GC) and McGuire Engineers (ME engineer), included historical replication of original nickel-silver elevator door jams and headers, repairs to original marble floors, installation of hand-carved glass accent walls in the lobby, and fabrication of new nickel and frosted glass sconces adjusted to meet energy-conservation goals.

“They preserved the historical design integrity and made it functional for today,” Reconstruction Awards Honorary Chair Walker Johnson, FAIA, said. BD+C

To view the 2010 winners of the BD+C Reconstruction Awards, click here. Also, to view Reconstruction Award winners from 2009 and earlier, please click here

Reconstruction Judges 2011









BD+C 2011 Reconstruction Award Judges 
(from the left)
K. Nam Shiu, SE, PE, MISE
Vice President
Walker Restoration Consultants
Elgin, Ill.

Steve Martinez
Senior Vice President
Chicago, Ill.

Martha Bell, FAIA, LEED AP
Tilton, Kelly+Bell
Chicago, Ill.

Thomas Suarez, PE, SE
Vice President, Director of Structural Engineering
Chicago, Ill.

Walker C. Johnson, FAIA
Johnson Lasky Architects
Chicago, Ill.

Tom Brooks
Vice President, Restoration Division
Berglund Construction
Chicago, Ill.


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