Regatta and Chandler

Project Overview

Client

Magellen Development Group

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Size

The Regatta: 663,961 sf, 44 stories The Chandler: 670,000 sf, 35 stories

Principals

James DeStefano

Year

2007

Services

concept design, massing design, shell and core architecture

Awards

Design Excellence Award of Merit, Association of Licensed Architects; Design Award of Excellence, Society of American Registered Architects

Adjacent residential towers feature well-composed façades and spectacular views creating a distinct identity for the phased development.

The Regatta and The Chandler take advantage of spectacular views while contributing to the skyline themselves with well-composed façades and high quality exterior materials. The designs work in conjunction with each other to define the plaza between the two buildings. The Regatta incorporates a tower and a linked low-rise building. Each component functions internally as a single building yet have separate exterior identities. The design reinforces the concept of the development’s original Master Plan for a continuous element along Wacker Drive of five towers alternating with low- to mid-rise buildings in between. The full height glass and masonry construction types of The Chandler establish both views and privacy. The design incorporates an innovative “hybrid” exterior wall system that was the first installation of its kind in the Midwest.

Regatta and Chandler

Project Overview

Client

Magellen Development Group

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Size

The Regatta: 663,961 sf, 44 stories The Chandler: 670,000 sf, 35 stories

Project Team

James DeStefano

Year

2007

Services

concept design, massing design, shell and core architecture

Awards

Design Excellence Award of Merit, Association of Licensed Architects; Design Award of Excellence, Society of American Registered Architects

Regatta and Chandler

Adjacent residential towers feature well-composed façades and spectacular views creating a distinct identity for the phased development.

The Regatta and The Chandler take advantage of spectacular views while contributing to the skyline themselves with well-composed façades and high quality exterior materials. The designs work in conjunction with each other to define the plaza between the two buildings. The Regatta incorporates a tower and a linked low-rise building. Each component functions internally as a single building yet have separate exterior identities. The design reinforces the concept of the development’s original Master Plan for a continuous element along Wacker Drive of five towers alternating with low- to mid-rise buildings in between. The full height glass and masonry construction types of The Chandler establish both views and privacy. The design incorporates an innovative “hybrid” exterior wall system that was the first installation of its kind in the Midwest.

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