The developer enlisted HPA to create a new retail space for a highly visible corner in the Oak Street Shopping District in Chicago, the highest rent retail area in Chicago. The district is defined by vintage row homes converted to retail use and the low-rise character and vintage appeal is what makes this a highly walk able and shop-friendly neighborhood. Home to designer boutiques, fine dining and boutique hotels, this retail project required an iconic image for its tenant. Conceived as a lantern marking the intersection, HPA created a large glass corner volume that provided ample storefront and dramatic interior views to the merchandise. This corner feature is balanced by a modern ivy covered brick wall that recalls the vintage neighbors but places our building clearly in the 21st century.
Careful project management resulted in the building being completed on time and budget. Lululemon has received much positive praise from neighbors and customers alike as a welcome addition to the prestigious Oak Street Shopping District