Construction and tenant relocation work is complete at the newly renovated offices of theIndustrial Council of Nearwest Chicago. A ribbon cutting celebration on October 20th was hosted by ICNC Executive Director Joyce Shanahan and included board members from the not-for-profit organization and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Jr.
The 6,800 square foot facility features executive offices, meeting and education rooms, and a large and adaptable space that is suitable for large training sessions, meetings or receptions. FitzGerald employed the most current Building Information Modeling techniques to present the client with a 3D rendered vision of their offices before construction even began (inset left) -a technique that yielded great satisfaction from the client and ensured that all parties had a clear image of the new design.
The office is located on the ground floor of a loft-type mill and warehouse building fronting the major arterial of North Damen Avenue on Chicago’s Near West Side. The site is a familiar one to FitzGerald Associates; the firm has been completing various adaptation and renovation projects within the Kinzie industrial complex since the late 1980s with the original adaptation of the Wolff Brothers Plumbing Works, a landmark industrial facility that anchored the corridor and dates back to the late 19th Century.
The Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy in governmental policy, incubator space and job training for new and emerging businesses in the area.