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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...

Thrive Exchange selected as winner for South Shore Invest S/W RFP

The winning proposal could begin construction as soon as Fall 2022As part of the two-year anniversary of Invest South/West, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the winners of three more RFP’s, including the South Shore RFP. This RFP, as well as the other two, were selected...

Women Architects Who Have Made Their Mark on Chicago

Anew hotel at Navy Pier, the future DuSable Park just east of DuSable Lake Shore Drive, the dramatic St. Regis Tower and the wavy Aqua building, the austere Equitable Building next door to Tribune Tower, the vibrant GEMS World Academy, Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk. What...
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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