Award for Restoration – Project of the Year

Sullivan Center


The former Carson Pirie Scott department store, designed by Louis Sullivan in 1898 with additions constructed as late as 1961, was purchased in 2001 by Joseph Freed and Associates.
The decade-long restoration was done in three main phases: restoration of the masonry and terra-cotta; restoration and replacement of the cornice and colonnade; and restoration and reinstallation of the cast-iron façade. The project was completed through a partnership between Joseph Freed and Associates and the City of Chicago, both contributing funding to ensure the success of this project.
The restoration of the Sullivan Center has impacted the Loop community by reviving the economic vitality of the State Street Shopping District, bringing in new tenants to the area, and encouraging successful preservation projects in the area in the future.

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