Epstein served as the Architect of Record for the completion of OneEleven, a high-rise residential building located at 111 W. Wacker in Chicago, Illinois. The building located at 111 W. Wacker was originally designed as a 90-story Shangri-La Hotel with high-end condominiums. Construction began on this structure in 2007 and halted in 2008. In 2010, Related Companies purchased the property from the original developers with the goal of redeveloping the building into a 60-story rental residential tower.
Epstein worked with the New York-based design architect, Handel Architects, in modifying the existing built structure and creating a new image for the property. The original shell building at 111 West Wacker consisted of 24 floors of existing structure (concrete frame), plus 4 levels of below grade support including 2 parking levels. The above grade existing structure was comprised of 10 levels of parking and 14 floors of podium apartments with mechanical and amenity spaces. The newly envisioned structure includes a new structural transfer floor at level 25 with an additional 30 floors of apartments above.
Vision Award, Urban Residential Development of the Year
2015, ULI Chicago
Merit Award, New Construction - Over $55 Million
2015, Chicago Building Congress
Distinguished Building Award
2015, American Institute of Architects (Chicago Chapter)
Best of 2015, Residential/Hospitality
2015, ENR Midwest