IN 1931, LOU SOLOMON BEGAN DESIGNING, DEVELOPING AND OPERATING HIGH-RISERESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE IN cHIcAGO. AS A RESULT OF HIS PRAcTIcEMODEL, THERE WAS AN INHERENT EMPHASIS ON THE EcONOMIc AND OPERATIONAL IMPAcTOF QUALITY DESIGN ON THE FIRM’S STAFF. IN THE MID-60’S THE FIRM WON A PIVOTALcOMPETITION TO DESIGN ONE OF THE LARGEST HIGH-RISE AND MID-RISE DEVELOPMENTSOF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES, THE cARL SANDBURG VILLAGE. cREDITED BY MANY AScHANGING THE cOURSE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN cHIcAGO, THE SANDBURG VILLAGEPROJEcT PROPELLED THE FIRM FORWARD, cONTINUING ITS LEGAcY OF AWARD WINNINGARcHITEcTURAL, PLANNING AND INTERIOR DESIGN cOMMISSIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE AND cAMPUS-BASED cOMMUNITIES.
DisciplinesArchitectureInteriorsPlanningOfficeschicagoSan FranciscoAbu DhabiU.S.Boston, Philadelphia, Florida,Texas, Denver, californiaLicensed in 49 statesEuropeEngland, Slovakia, czechRepulic, RussiaMiddle EastUAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
1930 1940 1950 1960 1956 John Cordwell joins Lou Solomon ScB has 12 Employees 1963 John Buenz 1966 Tom Humes 1966 LR Solomon | JD Cordwell & Associates moves offices to 444 Grant Place 1967 Ed Williams 1941 Chicago Housing Authority Project Early 60s Sandburg Village model1931 Lou Solomon Late 1950s Lou Solomon and John Cordwell 1966 2880 Lake Shore Drive 1956 3430 North Lake Shore Drive Apartments Late 1940s A Lou Solomon Town House on Bellevue 1938 P Wrigley House Addition .K. 1948 L.R. Solomon | J.D. Cordwell & L.B.C. Construction offices at 61 W. Superior 1958 30 E. Elm Street 1964 Carl Sandburg Village
1970 1980 1990 2000 SCB 1971 John Buenz becomes President of SCB 1982 John Lahey 1990 CAD Standards 2001 Ted Strand Lou Solomon passes away Bill Pumanes 1993 Beth Durkin 2002 Christine Carlyle 1978 Fred Abrams 1983 Gary Klompmaker 1993 SCB Interiors is Established 2003 Gary Kohn 2003 Interior Design Firm of the Year 1994 Devon Patterson 1985 John Cordwell leaves SCB Mike White 2004 Interior Design Firm of the Year Jim Curtin 1996 Rebecca Friske 2004 Render Farm Implemented Pete Noone Every production staff has their own PC 2005 Sara Lee Awarded 1987 First computer with AutoCAD 1997 Martin Wolf 1998 Mark Frisch John Cordwell passes away Staff Photo1970s John Buenz, Tom Humes, Ed Williams and Staff 1980s John Buenz, John Lahey, Fred Abrams and Staff 2002 Gardner, Carton & Douglas 1979 Presidential Towers 1989 Crate & Barrel Flagship Store 1999 Navistar International 1999 Tetra Pak North American Headquarters 2000 Sun Wall Competition 2008 One Rincon Hill 1980 1418 North Lake 1986 The Chicagoan Shore Drive Apartments 1985 American Yazaki1970 Edgewater Plaza 1972 111 East Chestnut 1972 Sheraton Hotel - Oak Brook 1998 One Embarcadero South 2007 340 on The Park 2008 Mandarin Oriental Tower 1999 Bristol 1999 Sterling 1983 First Ft. Lauderdale 1989 Northwestern Plaza 2002 The Heritage1971 McClurg Court 1973 Harbor Point 1979 110 East Delaware 1983 Chicago Hilton 1988 Chicago Place 1999 UIC Student Residence 1999 Bannockburn Corporate Office Center 2002 SCB Planning Established 2003 IBEW 2004 Quinlan Center
Residential Design in chicagochicago OwnedInternationally KnownMore Residential High RiseProjects than Any Otherchicago Firm in the Last 10Years
ARcHITEcTUREResidential Towers340 on the ParkMandarin Oriental chicagoThe LegacyOne Rincon Hillconservatory TowerThe HeritageBlock 37Parkview TowersThe MuranoThe Streeter50 East chestnutThree Sixty ResidencesKilbourn TowerWells Street TowerSky55Park PlaceThe Bristolclassic Residence by HyattThe SterlingSt. James court900 S. clark
ARcHITEcTUREResidential Senior Livingclassic Residences by HyattTurtle creek, Dallas, TXGlenview, ILHighlands Ranch, Denver, cOThe MatherEvanston, ILPresbyterian HomesGarlandsAventurraRoseland ManorSplendido Rancho Visto
ARcHITEcTUREOfficecathedral PlaceMadison West 645199 West Monroe111 West IllinoisWashington SquareWells Kinzie TowerNavistar InternationalGale ResearchIBEW Local 701decODE chemistryBP AmocoTetra Pakcorridors I, II, & IIIBannockburn2 North LaSalle625 N. Michigan AvenueQingdao china
ARcHITEcTUREHotelSan Jose HotelHotel MAlticor HotelMondrian HotelSheraton chicago Hotel28 N. FranklinFairbanks courtchicago HiltonPlaza 440Embassy SuitesPeter Island ResortPlaza TowersEmbassy Suites, Lombard
ARcHITEcTURERetailcrate & Barrel Flagshipcrate & Barrel Retail StoresThe Heritage at Millennium ParkMcDonald’s FlagshipOakbrook center IIIOne charter Place625 N. Michigan AvenueMetro center Two NinetyPlaza del Lago
ARcHITEcTUREEducational FacilitiesK-12St IgnatiusEaster Sealschicago Jesuit AcademyNazereth AcademyMercy Home for Boys & Girls
ARcHITEcTURELaboratories + HospitalsThe children’s Memorial Medical centerInstitute for Education and ResearchPhase I & IIAnn & Robert H, Lurie children’sHospital of chicagoLoyola University Quinlan centerUIc cOMRBdecODE chemistryRosalind Franklin University MedicalSchoolSt. Ignatius LabsThe University of chicago cummingscenterThe University of chicago Knapp center
ARcHITEcTURERenovation/RepositioningING clarionLoyola University Museum of ArtLoyola University chicagoRosalind Franklin UniversityMillenium Park Plaza100 South Wacker Drive625 North Michigan Avenuecourt House PlaceSt. Ignatius college PrepLoyola University chicagochicago HiltonLincoln Park Zoo ManagementLake Forest collegeMercy Homes for BoysNorthwestern Universitycrate & Barrel
ARcHITEcTUREGovernment / InstitutionalFBI HeadquartersUSDAGSAIllinois Department of Public AidIllinois State Assitance centerMercy Home for BoysIllinois Department of Transportation
PlanningStrategic Planningcomprehensive PlanningNeighborhood Planningcode and Regulatory AnalysisLand Use and ZoningDevelopment PoliciesDowntown and Business District RevitalizationSustainable DevelopmentTransit Station Area PlanningUrban Redevelopment and Reuse PlanningUrban DesignSite Planning and DesignDistrict and corridor Planningcampus PlanningTransit Oriented DevelopmentParks and Open Space PlanningForm-Based GuidelinesPublic Realm and Streetscape ImprovementsThree Dimensional ModelingPublic / client Engagementcommunity FacilitationStakeholder Meetings and ForumsDesign charrettesVisioning Workshopscitizen OutreachVisualization Tools
Planningcapital District city centerMaster PlanAbu Dhabi Airport cityMaster PlanAl Ain Airport Master PlanRiver Danube cityRiverside District Master PlanB.R.E.A.D PeramburMaster PlanFort Lauderdale IntermodalStation Master Plan,centex Meadows Pointe TransitOriented DevelopmentPrince Abdulaziz BinMousaed Economic city
Urban DesignSite Planning and DesignDistrict and corridor Planningcampus PlanningTransit Oriented DevelopmentParks and Open Space PlanningForm-Based GuidelinesPublic Realm and StreetscapeImprovementsThree Dimensional Modeling
Interiors2005Interior Design Firm of the Year-Finalist2004Interior Design Firm of the Year2003Interior Design Firm of the Year80% Repeat client Basecompleted projects in 42 StatesScB Interiors Founded in 1990ScB Founded in 1931
corporate HeadquartersBarry callebautBP AmocoLend Lease Retail & communitiesBarilla AmericaTetra PakIBEW Local 701SPSSING clarionShopperTrakdecODE chemistryRoot Learningchicago UnderwritingEdelmanSara LeeT.Y. Lin InternationalSuperior Ambulancechicago Sun TimesUnitrinAT KearneyLittelfuseScripps NetworksMarketing Werks WMS Gaming
JOHN LAHEY, AIA MARTIN WOLF, FAIA MARK FRIScH, AIA, GARY KOHN, AIA BETH DURKINCHAIRMAN PRINCIPAL LEED AP BD+c PRINCIPAL CONSULTING PRINCIPAL PRINCIPALJohn Lahey, serves as Chairman of Solomon As a Principal at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Mark Frisch is a creative leader who has As SCB’s Principal of Management, Gary Kohn As Director of Interior Design, BethCordwell Buenz, overseeing firmwide Martin Wolf works both nationally and spent his professional life developing an is responsible for principal level management contributes prolific design and managementmanagement for the company’s offices in internationally on a broad range of typologies understanding of how buildings work and oversight of all projects in the office. His practice to SCB’s interior design studio. InChicago, San Francisco and Abu Dhabi. Under that include commercial, civic, transportation, innovating on their integration into the natural responsibilities include team organization at addition to her retail/mixed-use, educationhis leadership, SCB has secured top rankings mixed-use and educational facilities. As and built environments. He currently serves as the outset of projects, contract review and and residential design background, Beth’sin almost every market sector of architecture Principal in Charge, he is responsible for the Principal in Charge of Technical Design, where negotiation, monitoring project schedules expertise in workplace design theory has beenand design. He also serves as Principal- leadership of the design process that includes he is responsible for comprehensive technical and staffing, and project delivery methods put into practice with the studio’s law firm,in-Charge of Design on many of the firm’s concept through completion. His hands-on oversight of the office, initiatives in innovative to produce quality projects that satisfy the financial and management consultant clients.residential, office, institutional, hospitality and design approach ensures the project meets materials, systems and sustainability, as well client’s needs on every level Beth’s guidance, knowledge and energy areplanning projects. the design intent along with the client’s goals as implementing the firm’s rigorous quality the basis upon which the interior design and objectives. assurance program. studio successfully defines and accomplishes its goals. Her leadership, enthusiasm, and involvement in studio projects ensure total client service and team satisfaction.
JAMES cURTIN, AIA PETER NOONE, AIA DEVON PATTERSON, TED STRAND, AIA cHRISTINE cARLYLE,PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL AIA,LEED AP BD+c PRINCIPAL AIA, AIcP PRINCIPAL PRINCIPALJim Curtin joined SCB in 1985 and was Peter Noone joined SCB in 1985, and was Devon Patterson has over 15 years of As a Principal at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Ted Christine Carlyle, AIA, AICP NCARB founded ,made Principal in 1999. Jim’s primary focus named Principal in 2002. Peter has developed experience in which he has led in the Strand is actively involved in the early design and leads the SCB Planning Group based inis high and mid-rise residential, Student Life expertise in a broad array of project types, design and planning of various types of phases of projects and maintains continuing Chicago. With over 25 years of city planning,and Senior Housing markets. He serves as serving as Project Manager for high-rise large-scale projects including High and Mid- project oversight. Before joining SCB in 2001, urban design and architectural design, inthe client’s representative and liaison with condominium, office, retail, and higher Rise Residential, Office, Higher Education he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore both the public and private sectors, shethe team, providing the guidance and depth educational projects. He is well versed in and Retail projects. Devon is currently Owings & Merrill and was the firm’s Director brings a collaborative leadership and creativeof experience to ensure that each client’s issues related to renovation, restoration, and designing an advanced class room facility of Far East Operations in Hong Kong from design approach to a wide range of nationalspecific needs are addressed and satisfied. has extensive California project experience. and a corporate headquarters campus. Both 1995-1999. Previously, Mr. Strand worked in and international projects at a variety ofHe provides design continuity for each In addition, he is a hands-on manager who projects are seeking LEED platinum status. Boston with The Architects Collaborative and scales. Christine’s work, which includesproject and ensures that the project’s fiscal facilitates smooth communication throughout His clear understanding of the relationship then went on to become a founding member projects in North America, Europe, Middleand organizational objectives remain in focus a project and effectively integrates and directs of design and materials helps him to create of Elkus Manfredi Architects. His extensive East and Asia, demonstrates an integrationfrom inception to completion. the efforts of team members. a space that can be effective through both design experience on large-scale, mixed-use of innovative design, cultural responsibility function and aesthetics projects stretches from the United States to and sustainability with the successful Europe and Asia. management and execution of complex projects.