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In 2002, the 175 West Jackson building underwent a $100 million+ modernization. This renovation upgraded nearly all building systems to support the needs of modern tenants.

175 West Jackson Boulevard is an architectural masterpiece that merges beauty and function. Designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, it was originally constructed in 1912. Clayco and LJC teamed up as design-builder to uphold the building’s excellence with a full renovation and redesign of all entry lobbies and circulation corridors. Additionally, the team redesigned the 22nd floor to accommodate causal conferencing, tenant suites, office space and full rooftop deck.

At 22 stories tall, the building spans a full city block between West Jackson Boulevard and West Van Buren Street in the Financial District of the Loop. The building’s turn-of-the-century charm, combined with its modern infrastructure and amenities has established 175 West Jackson Boulevard as one of the most attractive buildings in the Financial District for high growth, creative and technology-oriented firms.

The lobby sits at the base of two 22-story light wells. Guests can enjoy the natural light and marvel at the large, open, pathways that provide a clear line of sight to the top of the building.

The lobby finishes consist of elegant marble floors and walls, with wood and stainless steel accents as well as atrium and lobby “floating” sculptures and electronic directories. Other updates included the refurbishment of 34 elevator cabs and paint throughout.

Demolition of the existing 22nd tenant space allowed for the design-build team to turn the space into a state-of-the-art amenity lounge. The area boasts a concierge reception area, a conference center that can be reconfigured to host up to 200 people, a 4,000 SF roof deck spanning the city block, lounge and social meeting areas, pantries, game area, vending and building management office.

The design-build team showed how Clayco’s integrated model can be successful in all types of construction and development.


Brookfield Properties


Chicago, Illinois


783,800 SF


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative