300 East Randolph (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Vertical Completion Project)

Chicago, IL
SELECT PROJECT AWARDS:
  • Best Project (over $150 million) - 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Distinguished Building Special Recognition - Dsign Excellence Awards, American Institute of Architects Chicago
  • Winner, Office - 2010 Best of the Best Awards, Engineering News Record
  • Winner, Development of the Year - 23rd Annual Greater Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Blue Ribbon Panel, made up of members from several Chicago real estate associations

25-story vertical expansion to an existing occupied 33-story office building, adding 78,966-m² (850,000 ft²) of new space and bringing the total area to 213,677 m² (2.3 million ft²). MKA’s redesign of the original building’s structural system, developed by another engineer, reduced the amount of required steel by 20 percent. MKA’s redesign also provides increased floor capacities for future programming flexibility and incorporates sustainable materials and finishes and a green roof.

ARCHITECT: Goettsch Partners
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KEY STRUCTURAL CONTACT:
Rob Chmielowski
PE, SE
Senior Principal