Infinite Chicago
Client Gibbons Steger, LLC Location
20-28 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois
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The Steger Gibbons & Pickwick Renovation comprises the redevelopment of three historic buildings in Chicago’s Loop into a mixed-use student housing and retail complex. The renovation of the 17-story and 19-story buildings retains street-oriented commercial functions at the ground level. The second floor is dedicated to residents services and amenity functions. Resident access is focused through the Steger Building lobby where security, mail, and messaging services are located. Modern accessibility and life safety codes are addressed by joining the buildings with a connecting bridge at all floors above the 5th level. The roof of the Gibbons Building is improved with a new outdoor terrace and event room addition with height and massing carefully coordinated for compliance with historic site line requirements. The masonry clad steel frame buildings have had fire escapes removed and their facades carefully repaired in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. The Steger Building also has had a missing terra cotta cornice replaced together with historically accurate storefront replacements along Jackson Boulevard and Wabash Avenue. Along with a restored lobby and tree lined streetscape, these buildings revive an important corner in Chicago’s largest student campus.
Statistics

0, 56, 68 Units

2, 16 and 19 Stories

10,600 SF Retail/Commercial

500, 83,000, and 131,000 GSF

Original Construction Date 1910, 1912 Original Architect Marshall & Fox Architects Awards

J. Timothy Anderson Award for Historic Rehabilitation, Best Market-Rate/Mixed-Income Residential, from the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association
Pillars of the Industry Award, Best Adaptive Re-use, from the National Association of Homes Builders (NAHB)
Block, Street & Building Award, from the Congress for the New Urbanism Illinois
Silver Award, Building Design+Construction (BD+C) Reconstruction Awards, from BD+C Magazine
Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence (The Steger Building), City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Finalist, Urban Land Institute Chicago Vision Awards, from Urban Land Institute Chicago
Honoree, Real Estate & Building Industries Council of Landmarks Illinois

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