The redevelopment included adaptive reuse of the existing concrete-framed building with a new glass and steel corner vestibule. A monumental stair to a 2nd floor roof deck was included. Structural engineering services were provided including the structural design of the new steel framing, foundations, monumental stair and roof deck.
K&H provided structural design and construction administration services throughout the redevelopment project. Since the original corner of the building was partially demolished to allow for the new double-height entry vestibule, the design focused on re-supporting both the original concrete structure and new steel-framed vestibule. Design of the new monumental stair required aesthetic consideration for the architecturally-exposed steel framing. The roof deck was designed as a loose-laid structure, thus not required invasive demolition at the roof surface.
555 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Structural Rehab / Adaptive Reuse
07/2015 - 12/2016
Homa Ghaemi, SE, PE, Principal
Terry McDonald, SE, PE, Associate Principal
Jon Carag, RA, LEED AP, Associate III