Winner 2020 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Residential, High-Rise

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  • Project Title

    Optima Chicago Center I/II

  • Winning Firm

    Optima, Inc.

  • Lead Designer

    David Hovey, Sr. FAIA

  • Awarded

    WINNER, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Residential, High-Rise
  • Project Location
    Chicago, United States
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    January, 2017
  • General Contractor
    Optima, Inc.

  • Architectural Firm
  • Architect Firm / Studio Name
  • Lead Architect(s)
    David Hovey, Sr. FAIA
  • About Firm
    Optima is a design-driven real estate development firm with offices in IL and AZ. Since 1978 Optima has been developing, designing, building, marketing and managing striking residential communities. From the beginning, Optima aimed to reinvent housing by integrating the functions involved in new construction within one company – development, design, construction, sales and management – for a dynamic system that offers greater focus and fluidity.

  • Other Credits

Located in Chicago, Optima Signature is 57 stories with 490 apartments, featuring views of Lake Michigan to the east and the city in all other directions. Signature has a geometrically simple and clean architectural vocabulary with a straightforward use of materials, in contrast to the historic buildings nearby. Above the podium, Signature wraps the residential levels in a transparent green glass. Deep slots are made in the curtainwall of the tower to announce the change of use from residential to amenity levels.

Photo Credit: Ali Burnham