Reflecting past and future
One of the largest office buildings in the United States, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart has recently undergone a $40 million renovation project designed to convert the 86-year-old building from an old-school showroom to the epicenter of Chicago’s tech industry. Our challenge was to use lighting to modernize the space, while paying homage to its decades of local history. We worked with Architecture Plus Information to reimagine this storied space for the next generation of tenants. Keeping in mind the complexities of the multi-phased project, we coordinated custom lighting details and features in order to present a fully realized space that would remain futureproof.