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Old Cook County Hospital – HyattPlace and HyattHouse On Track to Becoming the Next City Landmark

Cook County Hospital is pictured, Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in Chicago. The hospital and other pieces of Chicago's history along with a Civil War-era boat ramp in deep southern Illinois are ranked among the state's 10 most endangered historic sites by a preservation...

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...

Old Cook County Hospital Transformation – WGN News

The old hospital will be home to two new hotels, medical offices, retail spaces and a small museum dedicated to the history of this building and its influence on healthcare.  The eastern two-thirds of the building will be converted to connected Hyatt House and Hyatt...

4 Interior Design Lessons from Hospitality

"Embracing hospitality, the art and science of making guests feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed, is mandatory in the restaurant and hotel industries. Establishments that can’t broadcast hospitality with passion and grace don’t survive. Yet...

KOO’s Latest One-Of-A-Kind Design

"EMC2 is the follow-up to theWIT Hotel. The 27 story, 298 guest room soft-branded Hilton Doubletree in the heart of the Loop. Its glassy façade punctuated by a chartreuse lightning bolt secured KOO on Chicago's architectural map when it debuted. This is KOO's third...

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Quick Hits: Hotel EMC2 Opens in Chicago

"The under-used east end of Navy Pier would come to life with an elevated walkway and reflecting pool under a new chapter of the pier’s centennial makeover advanced Thursday.The Chicago Plan Commission also signed off on a seven-story, 240-room hotel, a seasonal...

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Hotel EMC2 Downtown Chicago Celebrates Opening

"With interiors designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, and architecture led by KOO, art and science are thoughtfully woven throughout every nook and cranny of the 21-story, 195-room hotel. A typographic design greets guests upon arrival featuring the commanding...

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Another Sliver of a Hotel Slotting Into the Gold Coast

"When students report for the first day of class Tuesday, they’ll find a spacious cafe, third-floor gym, black box theater, mirrored dance studio and more than a dozen additional classrooms in a bright new space at 1034 N. Wells St." Credit: Chicago Architecture...

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Ontario Street Tower Crane Makes its Smashing Debut

"Designed by Chicago firm Koo and Associates, the new Smash Hotel will feature 198 rooms over 22 stories. As you can see in the photos below, there are several sections of crane to be assembled, so expect it to get a bit taller in the coming days." Credit: Chicago...

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Included in exhibit at A+D Gallery

In 2015, KOO participated in Chicago Interiors, the affiliate partner exhibition of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.   Credit: Columbia College Chicago October 23, 2015

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