2001 - 2005 / Chicago, Illinois

Hyatt Center High Rise Office Building


Higgins Development Partners, LLC 2001 - 2005 / Chicago, Illinois


Civil Engineering




Epstein was the coordinating architect and the architect of record, working in conjunction with design architect Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, LLP, New York for the Hyatt Center, a 1,800,000 square foot, 48-story office building on a one-half block site bounded by Wacker Drive, Monroe Street, Franklin Street and Arcade Place in Chicago, Illinois.

The project incorporates approximately 300,000 square feet of office space for the Pritzker Companies, including Hyatt Hotel’s corporate headquarters; 475,000 square feet for the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw; 270,000 square feet for commercial banking firm Goldman Sachs; and 430,000 square feet of speculative office space. Two below-grade levels provide parking and one mezzanine level contains food service and a health club facility for the building tenants.


Award of Merit
2005, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Best New Commercial Building
2005, 2005 Friends of the Downtown

Project of the Year (High-Rise Commercial)
2005, Midwest Construction

Office Building of the Year (TOBY) - Over One Million Square Feet Category
2006, BOMA Chicago