Project

The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Thomas J Klutznick Company

Project Description

  • Landmark mixed-use project on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” along North Michigan Avenue incorporates two development phases: Phase 1, the 235,000-sf retail block, and Phase 2, the 390,000-sf Peninsula Chicago hotel, built above the retail.
  • With 339-rooms, the hotel is set back from the Avenue to reinforce the three- to four-story street-level scale; a two-story “sky lobby” welcomes guests.
  • The flagship shopping destination for six national retail brands engages pedestrian’s on all four sides of the block.

Photography: Jon Miller / Hedrich Blessing

Award

American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998

Award

International Store Design — Best Facade

Institute of Store Planners VM + SD Magazine, 1998

Streetscape
Retail
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The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University

We have felt very satisfied, very comfortable with the decision to hire Elkus Manfredi. They really understand the demands of urban design and the complexities of mixing uses in buildings.

Terry Foegler

Former Associate Vice President, Planning and Real Estate Operations at The Ohio State University

Project Description

  • This 887,000-sf mixed-use development has transformed a neglected urban area—and the main entry to the campus—to create a welcoming college-town environment and sense of arrival to the OSU campus.
  • Strategically planned mixed-use programming included 225,000-sf of street-level retail, 12 restaurants, an eight-screen cinema, 180 residences, and the relocated University bookstore.
  • A unifying urban design project, the Gateway has made the University’s cultural resources more available to the City of Columbus, creating incentive for junior faculty and others to live in surrounding residential neighborhoods, thereby reclaiming the formerly rundown area.

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

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Award

Excellence in Architectural Design

AIA Ohio, 2007

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The Grove

The Grove

Los Angeles, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

It was very important for me to try to transport people to a better place and time. I wanted to create a Main Street for a city that does not have one.”

Rick Caruso

CEO, Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • Winner of seven national awards, the 600,000-sf open-air development is a thriving, urban, pedestrian-oriented retail and entertainment destination.
  • Connected to the Los Angeles Farmers Market and centered around a “Main Street” and a “Town Green” – in a city that has neither – the master plan uses active, welcoming public spaces as anchors.
  • Pedestrian-scaled streetscapes and an overall European aesthetic creates a spirited sense of place.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

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Award

Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2003

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Best New Shopping Center (400,000–1,000,000 Square Feet)

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2003

Award

Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

Award

Best Commercial Retail Project

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

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The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand

Glendale, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • An eight-block mixed-use redevelopment, this thriving family lifestyle destination revitalizes its neighborhood and provides 600,000 sf of stores and restaurants, 338 residences, a 1.6‑acre park, and parking.
  • Planned along Brand Boulevard and around a new park, the development includes active street-level shops and restaurants.
  • New and existing streets connect the site with its surrounding urban context; sidewalks are wide, with specialty paving, planting, and lighting.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

Award

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award

Award

California Redevelopment Association

Award of Excellence — Mixed-Use Development

Award

International Council of Shopping Centers US Design and Development Awards

Innovative Design and Development of a New Mixed-Use Project

Americana at Brand Caruso Way
Americana at Brand Cinema Fountain
Americana at Brand Cinema 2
Americana at Brand Americana Way
Americana at Brand pool
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The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards

The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards

New York, New York
Client: Related Urban Development, Goldman Sachs

Project Description

  • One-million-sf luxury retail podium provides a vibrant setting for 100-plus stores and unifies the multi-building Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side.
  • As the most publicly-experienced destination in Hudson Yards, this seven-story hub features non-linear circulation, distinct shopping districts, and a five-story, glass-walled atrium.
  • The podium’s penthouse-level anchor, Manhattan’s first Neiman Marcus store, invites shoppers to move upwards to explore the full extent of this vertical lifestyle experience.

Images courtesy Francis Dzikowski for Related Oxford

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Union Trust Building

Union Trust Building

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Client: The Davis Companies

Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I have marveled at the Union Trust Building’s stunning design since childhood. Elkus Manfredi’s vision for the building enabled us to overcome the obstacles and transform it into a stunning and successful business destination, known not only for its grandeur and sense of dignity, but for its warmth, vitality and contemporary functionality. With Elkus Manfredi as a key partner, it’s beyond fulfilling to have realized the great potential of the property and to propel it into the future as a key part of the dynamic renaissance that the city is currently experiencing.”

Jon Davis

CEO, The Davis Companies

Project Description

  • Originally built in 1918 and filling a full city block in downtown Pittsburgh, this long-neglected Flemish Gothic masterpiece has been restored and repositioned, its interiors transformed from a drab pass-through into a vibrant work/play destination.
  • The extensive modernization program incorporates new energy-efficient HVAC and electrical systems, 12 upgraded elevators, below-grade parking for 190 cars, and renovation of the four tenant entries.
  • Highlights include repairs to the sandstone façades, terra-cotta-tiled mansard roof, and interior marble floors and walls; restoration of the 40-foot-diameter Tiffany glass dome; and the addition of spectacular custom-designed hand-tufted carpeting throughout the public spaces.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin (interiors), Robert Benson (exteriors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Union Trust was so much more than an historic restoration of this unique example of Flemish Gothic architecture; the sustainability aspect of this project was of equal importance. The fact that we could reposition a building of this era to successfully compete with new construction in today’s market was immensely gratifying.”

Ross Cameron RIBA

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

CT Nguyen
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Working in historic buildings always has its challenges, but sometimes you find treasures. Where someone may see a dusty mechanical space, unusable with trusses running through the middle, we see a dynamic fitness center, filled with character showcasing the heritage of the ‘Steel City.’”

CT Nguyen

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Union Trust Roofer Corner Detail
Union Trust Atrium View From Above
Union Trust Dome
Union Trust Lobby Detail
Project

Ink Block

Ink Block

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: National Development

Ink Block is a game changer, not only in the South End, but in the entire City of Boston. Elkus Manfredi’s design of the seven individual buildings that form the block has a fresh urban edge that is a catalyst for a thriving new neighborhood.”

Ted Tye

Principal, National Development

Project Description

  • This 463,000-sf mixed-use hub was developed on 6.2‑acre industrial site that was once home to the Boston Herald.
  • Five residential buildings, a hotel, and ground floor retail combine to create a dynamic 24/7 urban neighborhood.
  • Re-envisioned block honors site’s history and links formerly disconnected industrial and residential neighborhoods.
  • Three rental and two condominium buildings are each designed with a different aesthetic vernacular to appeal to multiple tenant profiles.

Gustav Hoiland (exteriors), Andrew Bordwin (interiors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Pattern and texture are of critical design interest to me. More than mere surface treatment, they add depth, vitality, and meaning to architecture.”

Honor Merceret LEED AP

Architect, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Karen Sakey
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

My favorite part of Ink Block is the strong vision for the site and the design concepts developed for each building. We took inspiration from the industrial history of the site, the printing presses from the Boston Herald factory, the cartoons from the newspaper funnies — the list goes on. Overall it was a fun, collaborative process with the client, and the concept drove our design to be a success!”

Karen Sakey  IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Ink Block Dinner Party
Ink Block Sepia Lobby Seating
Ink Block Sepia Roof Terrace
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Van Ness Residences

Van Ness Residences

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

Van Ness is a microcosm of the best of Boston. It has taken the neighborhood to a whole new level, bringing together a dynamic mix of professionals who live in its contemporary and striking residences, and those who work within its flexible office spaces. We are seeing a total transformation of the blocks between Van Ness and Boylston Streets with new restaurants and appealing retail continuing to sprout up, which is a testament to the impact of this project.”

Joel Sklar

President and Principal, Samuels & Associates

Project Description

  • This 116,160-sf tower with 172 apartments is the residential component of the 870,000-sf mixed-use Van Ness development, a major component in the revitalization of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
  • The nine-story building, built atop a four-level retail podium, features signature residential design and amenities, including a rooftop terrace, fourth-level landscaped terrace, plus a fitness center, gaming lounge, TV lounge, and executive conference room.

Photographer: Chuck Choi (exteriors), Garrett Roland (interiors), Jasper Sanidad (interiors)

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Emily Bulkeley
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

The design was inspired by the Emerald Necklace, a continuous chain of nine public parks intertwined within Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. The reception area invites the outdoors in with an explosion of lush green living walls accompanied by natural timber and floral jewel-tone materials. The custom bronze welcome desk, showcasing a raised map of the surrounding neighborhood, grounds the space.”

Emily Bulkeley

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

 

Van Ness Residences Reception Lobby Green Wall
Van Ness Residences Ground Floor Elevator
Van Ness Residences Amenity Bar
Van Ness Residences Terrace
Van Ness Residences Roof Deck
Project

Sojourner Truth Apartments at the Yard

Sojourner Truth Apartments at the Yard

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Client: New Brunswick Development Corporation, Rutgers University

Project Description

  • Designed to support students’ transition from on-campus to off-campus living, these apartments sit atop a mixed-use ground level that includes 8,000 sf of restaurant and retail space, a tech-transfer lounge and collaborative space, and a 1,500-sf fitness facility.
  • With accommodations for 442 upperclassmen in two‑, three‑, and four-bedroom apartments, this 14-story building offers views of New Brunswick and Rutgers’ historic Voorhees Mall.
  • The north and south wings of the building shape a courtyard that serves as an active town square focused on creating community and 24/7 activity for students and the surrounding neighborhood.

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

Rutgers Sojourner South From College Avenue
Rutgers Sojourner Promenade Looking West
Rutgers Sojourner Fitness Center
Rutgers Sojourner Sky Lounge
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The Shops at Columbus Circle

The Shops at Columbus Circle

New York, New York
Client: The Related Companies

Project Description

  • The most successful vertical retail complex in Manhattan, the 364,000-sf podium was designed by Elkus Manfredi and features a five-story galleria at the heart of the 2.2‑million-sf Time Warner Center, which was master planned by Elkus Manfredi.
  • With a soaring atrium linking its two wings, the galleria showcases 40 luxury retailers, six restaurants, and one of the City’s largest supermarkets.
  • The galleria curves concentrically with Columbus Circle, connecting the neighborhoods around it by continuing the City’s natural pedestrian flow into and through its grand space.

Photographer: Uwe Ditz

Award

Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2005

Award

Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging – Masterwork Award

Retail Traffic Magazine, 2005

Award

Best New Privately-Owned Public Space

New York City Municipal Arts Society, 2005

Award

Project of the Year

New York Construction Magazine, 2004

The Shops At Columbus Circle Lobby
The Shops At Columbus Circle common area
The Shops At Columbus Circle Lobby