CME Center has been recognized by the jury as an Architizer's A+ award winner in the Commercial Interiors (>25,000 SF) category.

Krueck Sexton Partners led the lobby repositioning project to transform the ground level experience of the office tower. Our team enhanced the exterior entry that included installing some massive (12-ft long by 7-ft wide!) granite pebbles, each milled from a single block of stone.

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About the project

Located in Chicago’s business district, the lobby renovation project reimagines an existing commercial lobby which has been in continuous use for the last 40 years. As the world continues to evolve, the obsolete lobby typology needed a drastic repositioning to attract the next generation of users. The CME Center lobby repositioning is a complete transformation of the ground level experience in response to the market’s need for liveable urban spaces which attract young talents, who seek authenticity and places of comfort for their work and community.

This lobby repositioning transformed the ground level experience of the office tower keeping 2,000,000 SF of office space commercially viable. Situated on a full city block between two busy commuter walkways, the renovation created a continuous, interconnected space for the first time.

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Project Team:
Client: Tishman Speyer
Architect: Krueck Sexton Partners
General Contractor: LendLease
Lighting Design: George Sexton Associates
Facade Design: Thornton Tomasetti
Glazing Design Assist Contractor: Reflection + Porcelanosa
Waterproofing Consultant: Raths Raths & Johnson

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