Montgomery Ward & Company Headquarters
Chicago, Illinois

616,000 SF

Located on the near north side of Chicago, the headquarters building became an integral part of Montgomery Ward’s complex of other administrative buildings. It established a substantial new anchor for this older area near the river and has also served as a catalyst for further development along Chicago Avenue, extending back into the downtown Loop Area.

The high, glass enclosed lobby is approached from Chicago Avenue through a broad, well-landscaped plaza, which benefits both the new and existing buildings alike. On the lobby floor there are major conference facilities for both corporate and community use. Escalators provide access to the basement level, which connects to other administrative buildings nearby. Solid, travertine-clad service cores at each end allow the large and spacious areas of the twenty-seven office floors to be easily organized for flexible, open office landscape systems.