This $26 million project included a 12-story core and shell office building that features ground floor retail space, 3 floors of parking, 8 floors of white core space for lease, and a green roof used as outdoor amenity space. —
Peoria Green Owner, LLC hired Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative, along with our partners at LJC, as the design-build team for the Fulton East office development in Chicago’s popular West Loop. Fulton East offerd tenants 85,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass skyspace designed to inspire innovative thinking and worklife culture. The floor-to-ceiling vision glass provided spectacular views throughout the city while allowing optimal day lighting to the building’s interior tenant spaces. With a unique opportunity to customize the virtually column-free 10,600-square-foot office plates, tenants can thrive in a creative environment featuring unobstructed skyline views; a meeting-size outdoor balcony on each level; a private rooftop park; and reserved, indoor parking. Fulton East will also feature 5,000 square feet of destination retail space at street level.
Fulton East is the nation’s first next-generation office building designed to specifically address employee health, safety and wellness in today’s post-COVID-19 business environment. Fulton East, began leasing for a summer 2020 opening and accommodated the safe and healthy return of employees to the office, featured state-of-the-art wellness technology and efficient 10,605-square-foot floor plates to enable flexible, custom planning options designed to accommodate safe social distancing. The building includes the world’s first new-construction installation of Canada-based MAD Elevator Inc.’s Toe-To-Go (T2G) hands-free elevator system. In addition, Fulton East was the first multi-story office building to employ airPHX (“air fix”) non-thermal, plasma technology throughout the entire building to help reduce cross-contaminant risks and provide employees with cleaner air and work surfaces.
At the core of the system is proprietary technology that produces non-thermal plasma, using ambient air at normal atmosphere and at room temperature. By modifying a small percentage of the oxygen molecules from the ambient air, carbon-based compounds including molds, bacteria, and viruses on surfaces and in the air, are oxidized and destroyed at the cellular level rendering them inactive.
The Toe-To-Go (T2G) foot-activated elevator call button allows activation of hall & car station buttons by shoe, reducing the risk of transferring germs by creating a hands-free experience.
Fulton East received LEED certification for the project’s reduced urban heat island effect by installing reflective roofing + 2,925 SQFT vegetated space on the amenity deck, and locating all building parking under cover. The project also achieved 79% baseline reduction in outdoor water use via effective irrigation methods, and 31% baseline reduction in indoor water use via low flush/flow fixtures, and achieved maximum points in the Low Emitting Materials credit- occupant health was a priority in the material selection.
Beyond These Walls
As the Fulton East project was topped off, the two “You Are Beautiful” banners on our slipform at full height, we expanded our participation in Matthew Hoffman’s public art movement with a third “You Are Beautiful” banner. Now installed on the west side of the building, the new banner is easily visible from the vibrant streetscape below, sharing Hoffman’s message of positivity with the Fulton Market community.
Award Winning Expertise
Fulton East was awarded the Office Project of the Year & Technology Pivot of the Year. The Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative teams had a great night at the 2021 Illinois RE Journals Awards. We share the honor with our incredible partners, team members, and clients, especially Parkside Realty.