The Langham, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

The Langham Hotel commissioned our firm to design the Ground Floor Lobby and new exterior entry canopy for in the former IBM Building designed by Mies Van der Rohe. As a Chicago Landmark, the entrance canopy of the new hotel and ground floor lobby were designed with utmost sensitivity and respect to the modern architectural character of one of the great iconic buildings in Chicago. The design goal of the elements were to harmonize with the Mies van der Rohe aesthetic, as well as establish an introductory connection to the hotel on the upper floors through the careful selection of materials, color, furniture, and art. Of particular importance was the design of the canopy as it was the only architectural element permitted to be added to the exterior of the building. The canopy was directly connected to the existing structure. Its bright bronze finish designated the hotel’s entrance surrounded by the dark bronze anodized aluminum of the entire building. The furniture pieces were custom designed to highlight a crisp, clean, and welcoming sense to the hotel lobby versus the corporate feel of the adjacent office building lobby.

Architect of Record

Lohan Anderson, LLC

Associate Architect

Lohan Anderson, LLC


Langham Hospitality Group

General Contractor

Lend Lease


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