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The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago (1987-1988)

The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago (1987-1988)

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People

  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Title

The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago (1987-1988)

Dates of creation

1987-1989

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 103 drawings (including reprographic copies)
  • 6 photographic materials

Scope and Content

This project series documents renovations and expansions to the Dorchester Corporation offices in Chicago from 1987-1988. The office identified the project number as 8736.

This project primarily consisted of the expansion and renovation of the offices located on the 23rd and 24th floor of the historic Jeweler's Building located at 35 East Wacker Drive. The client, Marex Properties Limited, requested the interior modernization of the terracotta-faced building, without compromising its historical character. This included the general update of public spaces, the redesign of typical office corridors, washrooms, windows and signage. The 23rd floor was gutted and rebuilt with a new glass façade, exterior deck and interior layout. An additional 4,000 square feet of space was added to the 24th floor by pushing the exterior walls outward. A complete upgrade of life safety, HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems was also implemented. Led by Marianne McKenna and Thomas Payne, this project won the 1990 Modernization Award of Excellence from Buildings Magazine.

The project is recorded through drawings and photographic materials dating from 1987-1989. The drawings are mostly originals and include sketches, presentation drawings, plans and elevations.

Reference Number

AP056.S1.1987.PR03

Arrangement

Materials in this project series were arranged based on the classification scheme of the office, and some were arranged by material type.

Location

Chicago Illinois United States

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.001
    • Title: Sketch plans, elevations, perspectives and axonometric drawings, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 34 x 31 cm Sheet (largest): 92 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-119-03

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.002
    • Title: Photographs of views from office and of existing building, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: circa 1987
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 photographic materials

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 45 x 45 cm Sheet (largest): 107 x 77 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-119-04

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.003
    • Title: Elevations and floor plan, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: circa 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 107 x 77 cm

    Physical Description:

    Note that this file includes drawings on Clearprint™ translucent paper. All drawings on Clearprint™ paper should remain isolated from other types of paper and from the folder itself with a Mylar™ barrier.

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-119-05

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.004
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, perspectives, and photographs of views from office, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1988
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    • 1 photographic material

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 92 x 61 cm Sheet (largest): 114 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-119-06

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.005
    • Title: Floor and ceiling plans, elevations, sections, details and glazing study, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1989
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 44 x 28 cm Sheet (largest): 91 x 62 cm

    Physical Description:

    Note that this file includes drawings on Clearprint™ translucent paper. All drawings on Clearprint™ paper should remain isolated from other types of paper and from the folder itself with a Mylar™ barrier.

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-120-01

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.006
    • Title: Floor plans, elevations and glazing studies, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 drawings (including reprographic copies)

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 61 x 46 cm Sheet (largest): 100 x 62 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-120-02

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1987.PR03.007
    • Title: Demolition, floor and ceiling plans, elevations, sections and details, The Dorchester Corporation, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 92 x 61 cm Sheet (largest): 105 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-120-03

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