One River Place

Scrafano Architects and Sullivan Design Development were hired to enhance the common areas in this historic 1929 Art Deco structure, once headquarters to Montgomery Ward’s catalog business and now a 189-unit condominium building. Our work modernizes the spaces with new furnishings and layouts while recapturing the spirit of the original lobby with design elements that accent the building’s history. We re-opened the lobby’s staircase wall, and designed a new railing inspired by cast deco motifs on the exterior. A curved front desk evokes delivery chutes used by Ward’s employees, and a glass silhouette in the seating area references the “Spirit of Progress” statue atop the building.
Others who worked on this project: Lightology
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“interesting set-up in planters” — jenity
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“Entryway decor” — rhambur100
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