CHICAGO – Chicago general contractor, Summit Design + Build, LLC, recently completed the renovation and construction of 6 S. Clark located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop and Central Business District.
6 S. Clark is a 20,000 square foot, four-story mixed-use commercial building which was formerly home to a Wendy’s on the basement and first floor, and a fitness studio and office space on the remaining floors. Owner and developer, Realterm, acquired 6 S. Clark in 2017 and started work on renovating and upgrading the building for future tenants.
Summit Design + Build started work in November of 2017 with the full interior demolition of all four floors and basement, and the demolition of the existing façade. Summit’s scope also included:
- structural floor repairs,
- demolition of the existing elevator and installation of new 5-story elevator,
- all new MEP systems,
- construction of new façade with limestone panels, curtain wall, and an architectural metal accent panel system above the building entrance,
- and the pouring of a new sidewalk along Clark Street.
In addition to the base building work, Summit was retained to complete the tenant build-out for a not-for-profit law firm that now occupies floors two through four. The build-out, which started mid-February and was run simultaneously, features epoxy and carpet floors, exposed ceilings and HVAC, new bathrooms on each floor, private offices, conference rooms, custom millwork and custom booth seating in the fourth floor kitchen. Accommodations were also made for a future restaurant tenant to occupy the basement and first floor.
“Despite some minor setbacks often encountered when dealing with an existing 100 year old building, we were able to complete both the base building and tenant build-out on time,” said Andy vanWaardenburg, Project Executive, Summit Design + Build.
Following the redevelopment, 6 S. Clark was nominated as a finalist for the NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence in the office redevelopment category.
Pappageorge Haymes Partners served as the project architect for 6 S. Clark.