Year in Review: 2015

With a new year upon us, we took a moment to take stock of the year we’re leaving behind. In 2015, we opened our third office in San Francisco, welcomed many new team members, continued work on Northwestern Mutual’s headquarters in Milwaukee, completed design of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Housing South, and completed [...]

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Jan 21, 2016

Year in Review: 2015

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With a new year upon us, we took a moment to take stock of the year we’re leaving behind. In 2015, we opened our third office in San Francisco, welcomed many new team members, continued work on Northwestern Mutual’s headquarters in Milwaukee, completed design of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Housing South, and completed Gordon Parks Arts Hall for the University of Chicago Lab Schools. In addition, Our in-house, interdisciplinary brand studio launched with a unique identity: Media Objectives. Read on for more on of the brightest highlights of 2015.

 

Completed Projects

(clockwise from top left):

  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall at Univ. of Chicago Lab Schools
  • Kresge Foundation expansion & renovation, Troy, MI
  • PayPal Headquarters, Timonium, MD
  • Yelp office interiors at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
  • VMWare office interiors in Dallas, TX & Bellevue, WA

Media Objectives

(clockwise from top left):

  • Completed a permanent installation at NewCity
  • Design of the 2015 SEGD Conference branding, mobile schedule, and event collateral, signage, and staging
  • Design and installation of the donor wall at the Maggie Daley Field House
  • 215 West residential high-rise in Chicago brand redesign

Project Progress

(clockwise from top left):

  • Northwestern Mutual Headquarters in Milwaukee continues construction
  • Hotel tower at 237 E. Ontario moves to final design
  • Vue53 residences in Hyde Park, Chicago under Construction
  • Design continues at the Industry Apartments in Denver, CO
  • Walsh College in Troy, MI near completion

In the news

  • VDT named in Top 50 Design Firms by Architect Magazine
  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall featured in Crain’s best of 2015
  • Wallpaper features the Godfrey Hotel in its survey of Chicago architecture beyond the Biennial
  • New York Times “Travel” reviews the Godfrey
  • Chicago Tribune, Architect’s Newspaper, and FRAME publish features on the Godfrey
  • Architect’s Newspaper and Dwell feature the Doblin House expansion
  • Curbed Chicago follows progress on Vue53