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David A. Seglin, 

Licensed Architect, LEED AP, NCARB

300 West Grand Lofts

Chicago, Illinois

Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North community, a four and six story heavy timber industrial/commercial building was renovated into fifty-three residential loft dwellings. Built in the early 1900’s as offices and factory of the Red Cross Spaghetti Company, the newly sandblasted heavy timber and masonry construction retains the original character of the building.

Individual units contain a Kitchen and Bathroom core positioned to promote a spacious loft environment. Partition walls of various heights and angles further articulate each residence. Full height curtain wall windows and steel balconies add to the unique nature of the renovation. Triple glazed windows along the east facade face the elevated rapid transit tracks and provide the required sound insulation from passing trains.