The Buckingham Student Center
Client Brownstone Realty & Development Co. Location
59 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, Illinois
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The transformation of this Landmark office building for new use as a 129-unit, 456-bed student housing center included the implementation of state-of-the-art building systems as well as the complete restoration of its brick and terracotta clad facade and original Art Deco Lobby. Large single hung windows were installed to take advantage of the expansive views East to Lake Michigan and West to the Loop. Each studio-, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment- style unit includes ensuite laundry, a full kitchen and its own HVAC unit. The building offers abundant common areas and premium amenities including a complete fitness center, 27th floor sky lounge and an internet café with WiFi.
Statistics

129 Units

27 Stories

4,680 SF Retail/Commercial

215,000 GSF

Original Construction Date 1929 Original Architect Holabird & Root Awards

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, Outstanding Adaptive Use Award, from Landmarks Illinois, City of Chicago
Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, City of Chicago

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