The Chicago Innovation Exchange

Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Innovation Exchange is the University of Chicago’s designated location for faculty and students to share entrepreneurial ideas. The facility caters to multi-disciplinary fields including the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Hyde Park, the adaptive reuse project included a gut rehab and interior build-out, utilizing original brick walls in the interior space to create a vintage modern industrial design. Group collaboration areas feature mezzanine structural steel and an industrial lighting grid. The adaptable working space accommodates up to 150 students in co-op settings and dedicated office space for the management team.

The second phase of the U of C project was the Doerr Building. An example of the innovative possibilities that come from adapting and re-utilizing space, the gut rehab and interior build-out included a full masonry facade restoration, an ornate terra-cotta cornice and bold, modern canopy. A digital fabrication lab (Fab Lab) was designed for rapid prototyping, and space was designated for energy and water research.


1000 W Irving Park Rd

Suite 200

Itasca, IL 60143

P: 847.297.4200

F: 847.297.4205



517 Rte One South

Suite 1002

Iselin, NJ 08830

P: 732.326.2968

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7901 SW 6th Court

Suite 100

Plantation, FL 33324

P: 954.530.6972

F: 954.697.7676


16530 Bake Parkway

Suite 101

Irvine, CA 92618

P: 949.333.2261

F: 847.297.4205

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