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Architectural Record Profiles the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Architectural Record features an extensive profile of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in its February 2016 issue. Saying the project “imaginatively combines modern and historic architectural flourishes for an updated approach to play and respite,” writer Jim Gauer describes the history of the landmarked building and the architectural features of its conversion to hospitality use…. Read more »

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In Memoriam: Jay Michael

Jay Michael was a bright star on the landscape of Chicago real estate. HPA is saddened to hear of his passing. Jay was one of the most creative individuals we have known. He was a pleasure to work with as our client, both respectful and collaborative. His point of view was refreshing, almost always eschewing… Read more »

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Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago Wins 2015 Timmy Award

The Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago was recognized with a 2015 Timmy Award from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). The project, which was the adaptive reuse of the landmarked 1929 Chicago Motor Club skyscraper, received the special Judges’ Award Winner for Achievement in Sustainability. The LEED certified project integrated new high-performance building systems within… Read more »

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HPA Supports Movember Fundraiser

Sixteen brave HPA staffers competed in a friendly office challenge during “Movember,” raising more than $1,300 for the Movember Foundation. Winners of the highest pledges in their category sported their jaunty mustaches on December 1st, which included the Tom Selleck, Clark Gable, Abe Lincoln – and even the Gamemaster from the Hunger Games. Funds were donated to… Read more »

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Chicago Athletic Association Wins AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award

The Chicago Athletic Association was honored with a Design Excellence Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. The project earned a Citation of Merit in the Distinguished Building category. Jim Plunkard and Paul Alessandro of HPA were joined by Brad Nichols of AJ Capital Partners and Mike Lemmons and Mark Evans of Bulley… Read more »

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HPA Interiors Group 15 Year Anniversary

Chicago, IL (September 30, 2015) The HPA Interiors Group Celebrates 15th Anniversary The HPA Interiors Group is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since HPA was founded in 1987, the firm has valued interior design as an important aspect of our architectural work. In 2000, HPA formed the Interiors Group to make our building designs more holistic,… Read more »

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