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Lobbying for Change: 200 West Madison Shows Off its Sustainability

September 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

Like the foyer to a home, the spot where you shake off your umbrella before venturing further into the building, the most welcoming part of a skyscraper is its lobby. The interaction between a lobby and a visitor or tenant can also be demonstrative of the building on whole. Is it close and dark or open and engaging? Do people rush through or do some sit and converse?

Prospective tenants take note of lobbies too. And while location and amenities remain the principal factors in a site search, businesses now pay closer attention to the impact of the built environment on employee health and productivity. There are a number of ways to proclaim your building’s sustainability right when people walk in the door.
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Filling in the Gaps at 515 North State

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

 By Matt Baker

You may be forgiven for thinking that there is something missing from the building at the corner of State and Grand. After all, its most distinctive feature is the four-story section omitted from the northwest corner. But behind its sharp angles and glass façade, 515 North State Street has a story to tell.
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