The Buckingham Student Center

THE BUCKINGHAM STUDENT CENTER

CLIENT
Brownstone Realty & Development Co.

LOCATION
Chicago, Illinois

STATISTICS
129 Units
27 Stories
4,680 SF Retail/Commercial
215,000 GSF

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION DATE
1929

ORIGINAL ARCHITECT
Holabird & Root

AWARDS
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, Outstanding Adaptive Use Award, Landmarks Illinois, City of Chicago
Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, Commission on Chicago Landmarks, City of Chicago
Award for Excellence (Finalist), Urban Land Institute

The transformation of this Landmark office building for new use as a 129-unit, 456-bed student housing center included the implementation of state-of-the-art building systems as well as the complete restoration of its brick and terracotta clad facade and original Art Deco Lobby. Large single hung windows were installed to take advantage of the expansive views East to Lake Michigan and West to the Loop. Each studio-, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment- style unit includes ensuite laundry, a full kitchen and its own HVAC unit. The building offers abundant common areas and premium amenities including a complete fitness center, 27th floor sky lounge and an internet café with WiFi.

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