March 8, 2022
For the better part of our 100-year history, Epstein’s designers and engineers have specialized in the delivery of highly-functional and aesthetically-pleasing office developments.
These award-winning facilities range from urban high-rise skyscrapers for clients like Hyatt, to prairie headquarters for Serta, to multi-building campus developments for Whirlpool.
Our architects, interior designers and facility engineers have also garnered a reputation for producing commercial environments that push sustainability through energy efficient systems and materials as well as maximizing daylighting techniques to bring natural light throughout spaces.
Examples of these offices can be seen in these spreads, which were taken from our recently published book, The Epstein Story: Our First 100 Years, which covers our history, key personnel, core values, as well as our project experience in various industrial, commercial and civic markets.
Borg Warner Building
This 22-story high-rise helped introduce the international style of architecture to Chicago and was also
one of the first buildings on Michigan Avenue to break away from the use of limestone and bronze.
LaSalle and Jackson/Union Tank Building
This 24-story tower features a street-level plaza, reflecting pool, and a heat-absorbing gray glass curtain wall comprised of anodized aluminum mullions spaced between exterior columns clad in marble.
Crain Communications Center
This iconic 41-story office tower features a 45° sloped atrium at the upper third of the building, which provides tenants spectacular and unique views of both Millennium and Grant Parks as well as Burnham Harbor.
Renishaw North American Headquarters
HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS
This office building, designed for a company that manufactures highly-accurate laser measuring devices, juxtaposes a high-tech look while simultaneously preserving the natural landscape of the site.
71 S. Wacker
This 48-story tower was Chicago’s first post-9/11 high-rise office building and features approximately 1,800,000 square feet of highly-secure office space as well as two below-grade levels of parking.
Jewel Tea Company Headquarters
MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS
This award-winning modernist building has numerous unusual features, including cork floors, a spiral
entrance stairway and landscaped exterior with reflecting pool and heliport.
A representative collage of offices completed by Epstein, projects for clients like Walgreens, Motorola and Bell Laboratories.