“Everyone in that part of town knows the stately former Canadian headquarters for electrical manufacturer Westinghouse Company, built in 1917 to reflect the leading-edge status of the electrical firm, and when Dick decided it was time to tackle a rebuild, he found ample support among his fellow members of the Barton Street Business Improvement Area.” Continue the story on DailyCommercialNews.com.
Optimo Hat Factory 📍 Location: Chicago, USA 📐 Area: 722m² (7,770ft²) 🏡 Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) 👦 Client: Optimo 📷 Photography: Tom Rossiter 📅 Project Year: 2018 . Makers of handcrafted hats founded 25 years ago, Optimo, hired Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to redesign a century-old Chicago firehouse into Optimo Hat Factory. . 'The workshop on the first floor uses a palette of refined and understated materials, including blackened steel, walnut, and cork, to express a contemporary industrial aesthetic. Elegant steel casings frame task and ambient lighting above workstations; custom floor-to-ceiling shelving houses unique hat forms and molds; rolling racks allow hats to be organized and mobilized for seamless access on the factory floor; and both modern and antique machinery is finished uniformly in matte black. Walls of restored glazed brick wrap the daylight-filled, double-height space. On the second floor, an expansive studio space serves as a design atelier for hosting clients and guests. An immense walnut table recalls the design of the Optimo factory workbenches on the first floor. Above, a handcrafted circular light fixture measuring 10 feet in diameter further anchors the room. Full-height steel shelves frame the east wall, where objects collected from decades of hatmaking are on display. Traces of historic details throughout evoke the building’s original purpose. Where fire poles once emerged from the floor, for example, porthole windows are now placed, offering views of the workshop below.' — Skidmore, Owings & Merrill . 📣 Follow @wowowhome for daily inspiration 🔥 👉 Visit wowowhome.com for more 😍 . #architecture#architects#skidmoreowingsmerrill#skidmoreowingsandmerrill#som#tomrossiter#optimo#optimohats#optimohatfactory#chicagofactory#hatfactory#handcraftedhats#firehouseconversion#centuryoldbuilding#firehouse#optimohatmakers#optimohatschicago#renovationproject#brickbuilding
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Meet the PE team! ⠀ ⠀ Merintha's enthusiasm for architecture started as a childhood hobby while sketching floor plans with her dad. Her passion lead her to study architecture at Arizona State and eventually join Perkins Eastman in 2015. She is currently working on Eastmont Towers, a Life Plan Community project located in Lincoln, Nebraska. ⠀ ⠀ Q: What do you find exciting about the Eastmont Towers project?⠀ A: The project is in Schematic Design and it’s exciting to identify the early puzzle pieces that begin to define the project, and get to know the needs of this specific community. At this stage of the project, we have the opportunity to establish not only the design language that will inform the architecture, but also the new identity for this community as they re-position and re-brand themselves. ⠀ ⠀ Q: What's your favorite travel experience? ⠀ A: Ireland was my first international travel experience and it was beautiful. We stayed in a different city every night and saw as much of the country as we could in our time there. We rented a car and drove through rolling pastures, hiked along coastlines and cliffs, explored countless castles, checked out the pubs, and did a Game of Thrones tour.⠀ ⠀ Q: What are your hobbies outside the office? ⠀ A: I love to spend as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying the sun and spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Penny. I help out at my aunt’s ranch on the weekends and enjoy horseback riding. ⠀ ⠀