The steel-and-painted-brick structure is the building’s defining architectural ornament; cedar soffits and a cedar screen add warmth. To retain the 50-foot height allowance for commercial zoning, the developer added an 1,800-square-foot office on the ground floor.
The developer "wanted something clean and modern, with the basic parameters of the early Chicago School,” says architect David Miller, FAIA.
Bob Ranquist, the project's developer, had "strong opinions" about roomy bath suites, showers, and walk-in closets, says architect David Miller, FAIA.
The Miller|Hull Partnership says the simple interiors of 1615 N. Wolcott are meant to enhance the volumes of space, which act as the architecture. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors permit miles of unobstructed views.