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SCB Architects to Move HQ to Historic Downtown Tower

SCB Architects to Move HQ to Historic Downtown Tower

Design firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), a Chicago architecture, interior design, and planning practice, is looking to relocate its headquarters from the Magnificent Mile to a nearby architectural landmark, reported Crain’s.

The firm is in talks to close a deal to lease nearly 35,000 square feet in the historic tower at 330 N. Wabash Avenue. The 1.2 million-square-foot tower is owned by a venture of Boston-based real estate firm Beacon Capital Partners, according to the outlet. Beacon has plans of its own to make significant renovations inside the Mies van der Rohe-designed tower and its outdoor space.

Stream Realty Partners’ Jack McKinney Jr. and Mark Gunderson manage leasing for Beacon at 330 N. Wabash. Steve Steinmeyer, Bill Rogers and Jeff Liljeberg of JLL represent SCB. SCB’s projects in Chicago include the Tribune Tower conversion, the repositioning of 801 South Canal into Canal Station, and a 13-story loft-style building in Fulton Market.


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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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