USG Headquarters | 550 West Adams

Chicago, Illinois. smdp designed this 18-story, 500,000 sf office building for a prominent corner site near Union Station in Chicago’s West Loop. Efficient floor plates incorporate the latest technologies and building systems, providing for 10-foot ceilings throughout. The building’s envelope is a butt-glazed glass system incorporating projecting glass fins for a distinctive, crystalline effect. The light-filled lobby uses marble, wood and glass to create a clean, contemporary aesthetic in keeping with the building’s exterior. Other features include a green roof and a glowing light-box at the building’s top.

Project Info

Location: 550 West Adams, Chicago, IL
Use: Commercial Office
Site Area: 3,042 square meters
Total Floor Area: 51,000 square meters

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