330 North Green Street

330 N Green
330 N Green
330 N Green

For a mixed-use office building in Chicago's West Loop, a five-story "porch" takes center stage.

Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Completion Year 2022
  • Size Site Area: 63,017 square feet Building Height: 266 feet Number of Stories: 18 Building Gross Area: 819,294 square feet
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C CS (Core & Shell) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Omni Ecosystems Engage Civil Incorporated Lerch Bates Salas O'Brien Engineers Inc Kirkegaard Mid-States Engineering
Project Facts
  • Status Design Complete
  • Completion Year 2022
  • Size Site Area: 63,017 square feet Building Height: 266 feet Number of Stories: 18 Building Gross Area: 819,294 square feet
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C CS (Core & Shell) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Omni Ecosystems Engage Civil Incorporated Lerch Bates Salas O'Brien Engineers Inc Kirkegaard Mid-States Engineering

Located in Fulton Market, one of the fastest growing districts in Chicago’s West Loop, 330 North Green Street is a transformative new office development. The 18-story, 800,000-square-foot building features a linear glass and steel design that reflects the Modernist architectural tradition of Chicago. The building’s scale, elevation, and distinct vertical structural members echo the industrial vernacular of the neighborhood.

At street level, a community events area, ground-floor amphitheater, and retail spaces bring activity to the building and the surrounding district. Above, perforated metal screens conceal a 200-car parking garage. Forty feet above street level, the southern facade is set back, responding to the rooflines of nearby, low-rise historic warehouses. Here, the building program shifts to office space. Floor-to-ceiling windows supply ample daylight for tenants, while horizontal fins on the north and south elevations mitigate solar glare.

330 North Green
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The setback also creates The Porch—a gathering area that provides expansive, southern-facing views of the city. Designed for year-round use in Chicago’s varied climate, The Porch incorporates retractable doors, lounge and work spaces, and fireplace areas. Additional amenities include an outdoor fitness area, paddle courts, an indoor/outdoor café and lounge, and a 6,000-square-foot green roof and terrace.

The architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill had contemporary design trends, not a virus, in mind when it designed the West Town high-rise… But the Porch may incidentally herald the future — or at least a future — of post-COVID commercial offices in Chicago. The pandemic won’t kill the office, say local architects and designers, but it has already started to transform it. Get ready for sunnier and smaller buildings, touchless technology, socially distanced desks, upgraded air systems, and lots and lots of outdoor space.