Marshall Field Garden Apartment Renovations
Built in 1929 and listed on the National Register for Historic Places, the Marshall Field Garden Apartments consist 620 residential units over ten five-story walk-up apartment buildings, occupying a full city block on the near north side of Chicago. The complex was purchased by Related Midwest in 2014 and is one of several properties that has been renovated and upgraded using a combination of Federal Historic and Illinois Housing Department Authority Tax Credits.
As part of this massive renovation project, AltusWorks was engaged as design architect to create a new entrance sequence and renovated management ofﬁce that would breakdown barriers between the residents and ownership, establish trust, and elevate residents’ self-worth. As the design architect, AltusWorks re-envisioned the non-historic lobbies creating a connection to the street, capturing natural light, and opening up lines of sight. The transformed management office fosters a sense of caring and professional service, while protecting the private information of its residents and improving their daily experience and safety.