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Citation of Merit
- Studio Gang Architects
- Consultants Sachin Anand, dbHMS (MEP/FP); Phil Rominski (carpentry); Jason Lewis Furniture (millwork)
- Division Commercial
- Location Chicago, IL
With its sights on LEED certification, the design team focused on reusing existing materials when designing this office space. Offering a lesson in reincarnation, material from this 1920s bank building was spared the scrap pile and instead given new life. Marble from the corridors became tables, desks and countertops; patterned glass office doors became the office's library and conference room walls. The redesign brought natural daylight to all workstations. And reupholstering pre-owned modern furniture in bright colors took the chairs from dated to contemporary. Jurors pronounced the workspace "youthful."