Soho House Chicago

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

The Allis Building, a 1908 warehouse building most recently used as a belting factory, was transformed into Soho House Chicago, the fourth U.S. location of the London-based private members’ club for those in the creative industries.

The architectural design carries out the creative vision of Soho House founder Nick Jones in a renovation that respects and restores the unique features of the six-story structure. A completely reborn lobby accentuates the board-formed concrete structure. Period details include reclaimed hardwood floors, vintage tile and a lobby wall clad in the wood from the building’s original rooftop water tower.

Multiple program elements include 40 hotel rooms, two public restaurants and a bar, a spa, and dining, fitness, lounge and entertainment amenities for hotel guests and club members.

The sixth floor, with views facing eastward overlooking the City’s skyline, is clad in Corten steel that will weather to a rustic antique finish. It features a 60-foot-long swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining, and outdoor fireplaces. 

Architect of Record

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture


Shapack Development / AJ Capital Partners / Soho House

General Contractor

Power Construction


  • CE Anderson & Associates
  • The Engineering Studio, Inc.
  • Shiner + Associates, Ins