|430 North Michigan Avenue was a project involving the design of a rooftop conference room and garden space on an existing highrise office building. Healy, Bender had previously completed a facade renovation for this same building, which included a large wing canopy on the front edge of the roof.
Working with a schematic conference room plan, I developed the exterior of the addition, including a large exterior terrace covered by an elevated barrel vaulted roof in order to establish a connection with the curved form of the existing canopy. In addition, I worked with client requests for extensive glazing along the facades of the addition, introducing a exterior shading system above the glass. I also developed two garden schemes, which connected the exterior terrace to a seating area at the far end of the roof.
I developed and prepared all of the SketchUp work, including the presentation boards shown here.