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#CNDA28 Winner: Koo LLC for the Altgeld Family Resource Center

  Jun 29, 2022 Winner, 2nd place, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design Altgeld Gardens is a neighborhood that is largely isolated from the surrounding city due to industrial developments to the north and east...

Thrive Exchange presented to Committee on Design

The Committee on Design has reviewed Thrive Exchange, a mixed-use development planned for 7901 S. Exchange. As the winner of a recent Invest South/West RFP, the project will reactivate the intersection at the 79th St Metra stop and benefits from the new eTOD ordinance...

theWit Column Designs Featured on Around Town with Ana Belaval on WGN News!

KOO designed four, 30ft+ decorative column covers for theWit Lobby, working with 555 international to fabricate the covers, scheduled to be installed later this year. The column designs were inspired by works of pottery and pantone color-matched to theWit's iconic...

Altgeld Family Resource Center

The Altgeld Gardens public housing complex on Chicago’s far South Side has a long history of both hope and despair. It was built to be a community within the larger city for returning black veterans after World War II, but severe environmental hazards in the area led...
KOO Completes Design of Sable at Navy Pier

KOO Completes Design of Sable at Navy Pier

The latest Curio Collection hotel embraces local history and the appeal of its waterfront location Hilton has expanded its Curio Collection with the opening of Sable at Navy Pier in Chicago. Locally based architecture and design firm KOO spearheaded design for the...

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Sable Hotel opens on Navy Pier

Sable Hotel opens on Navy Pier

On a beautiful July day back in 2018, anticipation was high as the crowd sipped champagne, listened to speeches and applauded the ground breaking on the Sable Hotel--the first hotel on Navy Pier.. Little did any of us know what was lurking in the future. But through...

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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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