Originally designed by David Burnham for the Butler Brothers Lumber Company, this former warehouse and office building sits beside the Chicago River, affording it an incredible view. HPA was asked to design a new mixed-use project incorporating 330 luxury condominium units, indoor parking, offices, a spa and restaurant space. With the existing building at 150 feet deep, HPA faced a challenge of a potential lack of efficiency and established “urban basements”. These basements created an interesting interior hallway, as well as additional storage and multipurpose space for the residents. Extensive renovation of this sixteen-story concrete structure included installing new balconies for each residence, new windows, and repainting the building; changing from white back to the original terra cotta color.
At nearly one million square feet, Randolph Place is one of the largest adaptive re-use conversions in the country. The restoration project was hailed by the Chicago Sun Times as “Loft Project of the Year” and is one of the first examples of transit-oriented residential lifestyle buildings in downtown Chicago.