Location:Chicago, Illinois Client: University Club of Chicago
Project description: The University Club of Chicago redeveloped the 7th floor and rooftop of the historic Ascher Building, located at 30 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. It contributes to the Historic Michigan Boulevard District. The project is connected to the historic Clubhouse at 76 East Monroe Street and locates an approximate 4,300 square feet of enclosed gathering/restaurant space on the new roof. An East Terrace, approximately 1,375 square feet, overlooks Millennium Park, and a West Terrace, approximately 1,100 square feet, is open to the sky. The enclosure is wrapped in a limestone-clad facade with architectural expression and detailing that is compatible with the frame-and-border typology of the 30 South Michigan Avenue facade, as well as the Michigan Avenue Streetwall. The east and west ends of the enclosure are literally “opened-up” by expansive glass transoms and folding glass wall systems permitting visual and physical flow out to the terraces.
The videos below show the in-progress construction status and the final product: