Chicago’s IBM Building was the last high rise project started by Mies van der Rohe, and was finished after his death by his grandson, Dirk Lohan. Floors 2 through 13 were converted into a hotel for the Langham Group. Having received Chicago Landmark status, and in order to remain sympathetic to the original design, the hotel felt it best to hire the designer closest to the source for any renovations on the ground floor.
Because the hotel shares the building with other users, it has its own lobby and entrance canopy on the ground floor. The project included design of these elements, along with custom lounge furniture and lighting. A shimmering metallic bead curtain subtly defines the portion of the lobby dedicated to the hotel and major works of art by noted Chicago artists were acquired to complete the design.
Wight & Company is pleased to announce Lohan Anderson’s integration into our firm, effective January 2016. Our website now showcases projects and awards from both firms.