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
  • Project web link

  • 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.

Credits: Optima Chicago Center I/II | Bill Timmerman