Project Description

This internationally renowned design firm relocated from their suburban Evanston offices to the West Loop of Chicago. Their new office space includes a rooftop addition—a fully accessible, structurally independent rooftop deck that is perfect for outdoor project work, entertaining, and growing herbs and vegetables.

The deck consists of large format Bison 2 x 4 Ribbed 8 plank Ipê Wood Tiles and fixed height Versadjust Pedestals set on joists. Contractors achieved a unique look by installing pairs of 2’ x 4’ tiles in a parquet pattern, resulting in what appears to be 4’ x 4’ wood tiles. The rooftop achieved LEED Silver® Certification, and the recycled content in the deck supports was able to contribute toward earning LEED points.

Architect: Perkins+Will

Completion Date: 2009

Awards: LEED Silver® Certification