This athletic and community center contains a complex hybrid program including two full size ice rinks, a large gymnasium for two full size courts, a branch of the public library, multi-purpose rooms, locker space and a preschool. The LEED Silver certified building’s design grows directly out of its beautiful natural setting within Crown Park. The AKLD Lighting Design team held an important role in the overall success of the project in several key ways.
In the extremely competitive urban Chicago hospitality market, it came time for an upgrade of the iconic Ritz Carlton brand. All public spaces had gone through a major face lift recently; however, the guest rooms, suites, and apartment dwelling units were all in need of modernization. With over 450 units to consider, schedule, cost, and functionality were paramount in each and every design and installation decision.