Connector

2019 Revonation dormitory / The Chicago building, Chicago



The project is to renovate the SAIC dormitory in The Chicago building, a iconic historical preservation building (terrecotta tiles with steel structure) on the most commercial destrict in the central Loop. The main concept is to use the historical element of Chicago bay windows to redesign a modern extension on the south as common spaces to support community and students’ events, which the existing building is lack of on each floor. The dormitory rooms are remodify into all single rooms, as the private awareness that Millenials have risen. The project aims to balance between historical buildings and the modern needs of residential users, and to bring the awareness and inclusive into the space.