Visbeen Architects and GMBArchitecture + Engineering partner to service a wide variety of residential, commercial and higher education clients, creating custom & luxury solutions for all. In response to rising numbers of clientele in Chicago, our firm sought out space for a satellite office in the city. The acquisition of a newly renovated loft on Michigan Avenue brings the high quality services of Visbeen and GMB close to home for Chicagoans. Contract Interior designer, Josh Tremblay IIDA, will also use the office to reach out to local clients, making this extension a full-service hub for architecture and design in the Loop and in Illinois.
The loft is located in the revitalized South Loop on a strip of the famous avenue known as "Motor Row," being home to the country's first automotive factories. Situated on the third floor of the historic Kelly Tire factory building, the firm's live/work space was designed around the existing structure, utilizing exposed brick and original support steel beams. The factory's abandoned elevator shaft now serves as a bedroom loft. The ambience is rustic and sophisticated, with character to match this historically industrial district of Chicago.
The downstairs work space features a high-tech conference area surrounded by artful Visbeen renderings, along with a large desk for drawing and design workshops. State-of-the-art amenities can be found in the kitchen, which sits adjacent to the media room. The loft was outfitted by Crestron with a custom automated system, which syncs multi-media, climate, and light controls to digital panels throughout the space. iPhones and iPads can be docked in the wall to control the system along with the touch-screen TV in the kitchen.
Clients will find the space welcoming and inspiring as they meet one-on-one with the designers from the talented teams at GMB. The loft is also ideal for open houses, group meetings, and parties. Visbeen Architects and GMB Architecture + Engineering are enthusiastic about offering their award-winning design abilities to the greater Chicago area. 2251 South Michigan is where it can all begin.