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  1. 1. Architecture eNews #1 Creating Architecture with the Vision that a Design Challenge can be Solved in a Manner that Adds Aesthetic, Technical and Operational Value To Our Client’s Needs and Goals 1340 N. State Parkway Featured in Chicago’s Great Houses, 1871-1921 In the period after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a burgeoning economy and fortunes led to a building boom. Chicago’s Great Houses, 1871-1921 charts the changing architectural tastes and steady migration of the part of Chicago society that one early 20th-century commentator referred to as "the sifted few" to their enclaves on Prairie Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. The mansard roofs and restrained exteriors of the French-style mansions masked lavish and eclectic interiors. Authors Susan Benjamin and Stuart Cohen’s combination of social and architectural history place the houses in the context of their times. Our meticulous restoration and addition to 1340 N. State Parkway in Chicago’s Gold Coast provided seven condominium dwellings. Each dwelling was designed with gracious rooms, abundant natural light and private terraces or yards. The entire building was carefully restored to its original state and fitted with the essentials for modern living. The sculpted iron entry gates and marble foyer were restored. The spectacular hand carved wood staircase in the common hallway was repaired. A center light court was re-established, bringing natural light into the depths of the building. More about 1340 N. State Parkway and other residential projects are found at: http://www.davidseglin.com/work/residential
  2. 2. Architecture eNews #2 Creating Architecture with the Vision that a Design Challenge can be Solved in a Manner that Adds Aesthetic, Technical and Operational Value To Our Client’s Needs and Goals Motor Row Lofts Receives 2008 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence The Commission on Chicago Landmarks recognized Motor Row Lofts as an outstanding project that involved notable improvements to a designated Chicago Landmark property within Chicago Landmark Districts. The Landmark Preservation Awards are presented to projects that protect the historic integrity of Chicago's buildings and retain their historic essence with exemplary preservation efforts that serve the entire community. Preservation Award winners were selected by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Only properties that have been designated by the City Council as Chicago Landmarks or as part of a Chicago Landmark District are eligible. The awards are presented in recognition of the preservation of the city's historic landmarks and keeping them in active use. Located along the historic stretch of S. Michigan Avenue known as Motor Row, the rehabilitation of these three historic buildings into 51 loft residences brings new life to the previously neglected structures. Originally designed by Holabird & Roche and built between 1911 and 1915, the residences now offer extra-high ceilings, private outdoor areas, upper level mezzanines and indoor parking. More about Motor Row Lofts and other historic projects are found at: http://www.davidseglin.com/work/historical_rehab
  3. 3. CHICAGOLANDMARKS 2 0 0 8 P R E S E R VAT I O N E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S 2301–2315 South Michigan Motor Row Historic District Adaptive Reuse and Exterior Rehabilitation Recipient: Motor Row Development Corporation These three buildings are part of the Motor Row District on Chicago’s Near South Side, considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the United States. At its peak, as many as 116 different makes of automobiles were being sold on Motor Row. These three buildings were all designed by the prominent architectural firm of Holabird and Roche—the corner five-story masonry building was constructed in 1911 for the Cadillac Motor Car Company, while the three-story buildings were constructed in 1915 for Alfred Cowles and for the Saxon Automobile Company respectively. The three buildings were vacant when the developer purchased the property and converted the buildings into 52 residential units with interior parking and retail space. The project included extensive masonry repairs, new windows, new storefronts, and rooftop additions, and also preserved a historic rooftop water tank. The Motor Row District was designated a Chicago Landmark on December 13, 2000. BEFORE AFTER City of Chicago Richard M. Daley, Mayor Department of Planning and Development Arnold L. Randall, Commissioner Commission on Chicago Landmarks David R. Mosena, Chairman
  4. 4. Architecture eNews #3 Creating Architecture with the Vision that a Design Challenge can be Solved in a Manner that Adds Aesthetic, Technical and Operational Value To Our Client’s Needs and Goals 250 S. Wacker to become MillerCoors Headquarters MillerCoors announced its new corporate headquarters will be located at 250 S. Wacker Drive in Chicago. According to a company spokesperson, the decision to select Chicago as a neutral location for the corporate headquarters reflects the need for balance between the legacy companies as they seek to create the best beer company in America. The beer giant will take the top eight floors for a total of 130,000 square feet at 250 S. Wacker because our design of the building looks like a 16 story beer can, or a keg. OK maybe not, but the new aluminum and glass siding we designed for the building does present a sleek modern high-tech image for the company. 250 S. Wacker, in addition to its prime West Loop location, was also selected in part because of its boutique size and unique rooftop terrace. The project’s accessibility, size, amenities, views and visibility all came together in Miller's selection process. MillerCoors will account for almost half of the 247,000- square-foot structure, which will be re-named for the brewing company. Located across from the Sears Tower, the masonry and concrete exterior was entirely re-clad with metal panels and white opaque glass. Windows were replaced throughout and the existing glass entry atrium was reconfigured and re-glazed in a modern and inviting manner. A new state of the art HVAC system was installed and the building has been submitted for LEED certification. More about 250 S. Wacker and our other commercial projects are found at: http://www.davidseglin.com/work/commercial
  5. 5. Architecture eNews #4 Creating Architecture with the Vision that a Design Challenge can be Solved in a Manner that Adds Aesthetic, Technical and Operational Value To Our Client’s Needs and Goals On The Boards: Village Grove Community Center The retirement community of Village Grove in Elk Grove Village is replacing an out dated Commons building with this new 10,000 sf facility adjacent to an existing pond. The new building will incorporate activity space, property management offices, maintenance facilities, and social indoor and outdoor gathering areas. Group activity areas such as the Community Room, Exercise Room, Greenhouse and outdoor decks face the pond on the eastern half of the building. The more private spaces such as the Library, Computer Room and Offices are found along the more insular western side of the structure. A two story open circulation spine runs south to north linking the arrangement into a unified composition. Exterior materials are employed to convey a sense of both openness and enclosure, transparency and privacy. Masonry on three sides of the Community Center relates to the modern style, scale and color of the surrounding residential townhomes. Wood siding, timber structure with expansive glazed openings and curved metal siding convey an organic and open quality towards the pond and landscape. More about the Elk Grove Community Center and other work in progress can be found at: http://www.davidseglin.com/work/in_progress/
  6. 6. Architecture eNews #5 Creating Architecture with the Vision that a Design Challenge can be Solved in a Manner that Adds Aesthetic, Technical and Operational Value To Our Client’s Needs and Goals Single Family Residence Ogden Dunes, Indiana This 2,500 sf single family residence employs familiar materials to blend into the forested environment atop an Indiana sand dune. The dwelling encourages both a horizontal and vertical connection to the site, projecting upward as one approaches from the street, while stepping down the dune as the house extends into the landscape. The plan articulates the private and public sectors of the home with bedrooms located in the tower portion and living rooms and outdoor decks extending into nature. The Master Suite atop the tower includes a private deck with views toward Lake Michigan. Additional Bedrooms and a Study are located below on the Main Level. Timber columns and beams enclose the Kitchen, Dining and sunken Living Room and are surrounded by sliding glass doors opening out to wood decks. Exterior detailing employs numerous wood sidings and colors in a stylistic reference to the building’s context. The facade refines architectural themes that typify neighboring homes, establishing a unique identity through the quality and character of the materials. More about the Dunes House and other work in progress can be found at: http://www.davidseglin.com/work/in_progress/

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