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Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

Chicago unveils plans for a funhouse-like e-sports arena on the city’s Near South Side.  In a sign of the perpetually growing popularity of gaming, Chicago has unveiled designs for a $30 million,106,000-square-foot professional e-sports arena called Surge. Designed by...

Column: 10 ways architecture may change Chicago in 2021, the Year of the Question Mark

Writing an architecture and urban design preview for 2021 is an exercise in guesswork. With vaccine distribution in its initial stages and city centers still largely shut down, firm opening dates are hard to come by. Call it the Year of the Question Mark. Downtowns...

Column: Chicagoans of the Year in architecture: The team that helped revive old Cook County Hospital

The rebirth of old Cook County Hospital, which once had a near-death experience, would have been worth celebrating in any year. But it took on special meaning in 2020, as doctors, nurses and other health care workers battled the deadly coronavirus. Beautifully remade...

2020 LANDMARKS ILLINOIS RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS FOUNDATION PRESERVATION AWARD FOR ADAPTIVE USE

A pillar of the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s Near West Side, and a monument to the vital role that public hospitals play in providing medical care to all those in need, the Old Cook County Hospital has at long last been given a second life. Built in...
Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

Chicago unveils plans for a funhouse-like e-sports arena on the city’s Near South Side.  In a sign of the perpetually growing popularity of gaming, Chicago has unveiled designs for a $30 million,106,000-square-foot professional e-sports arena called Surge. Designed by...

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Beaux Arts Beauty

Beaux Arts Beauty

Hospitality and healthcare have always been intertwined—now more so than ever—as both industries exist to serve and care for others. The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District opened this summer in the Beaux-Arts classical-style landmark that...

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Navy Pier Rooftop Venue Opening Spring 2019

Navy Pier Rooftop Venue Opening Spring 2019

KOO is proud to announce the new 36,000-square-foot rooftop deck called Offshore, will open in Spring 2019.  The new hot-spot with include huge glass-enclosed areas, fire pits, and terraces. Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article. Click here to read the...

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UIC Performing Arts Center WINNER – OMA/KOO

UIC Performing Arts Center WINNER – OMA/KOO

OMA/KOO LLC has been named the winner of an international competition to design an innovative “Center for the Arts” on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus The new complex is intended by the school to have both public and academic functions. It will house the...

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UIC Center for the Arts Finalist Entries

UIC Center for the Arts Finalist Entries

KOO is thrilled to be partnering with OMA on this transformative design for UIC's new Center for the Performing Arts Building. Click here to read the Architectural Record article.  Click here to read the Curbed article.  Click here to read the ArchitectsNewPaper...

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Transforming Chicago – Old Cook County Hospital

Transforming Chicago – Old Cook County Hospital

Renovation and repurposing are well underway as workers transform the 103-year-old former Cook County Hospital at 1835 W. Harrison St. into a $1 billion apartment, hotel, restaurant, retail, and office complex.  The team members involved in the redevelopment are Civic...

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Finalist – New Performing Arts Center at UIC

Finalist – New Performing Arts Center at UIC

KOO is part of one of the three architectural teams which have been chosen to create a pre-design for the last leg of the UIC new performing arts center competition. The three teams hold world-wide reputations for their award-winning design work, thoughtful approaches...

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