Located in Chicago, IL, the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building recently underwent a major renovation — with 78 bathrooms completely redone on over 39 tenant-occupied floors. The end result of this almost-two-year process reveals cleanly designed bathrooms that shine. But there is more to this bathroom than what it seems. These “new” bathrooms have been constructed of the same materials that were installed in 1974. The recycled content tiles that now clad the bathroom floors and walls were manufactured from the porcelain of the original bathroom fixtures.
David Kite of Cannon Design in Chicago, IL, was responsible for the design of the renovation. He explained that the design goal was “to create interior experiences within the building core that reflected the quality, modernist design and planar geometries of the iconic Mies Van Der Rohe building.” He continued, “Overall, the interior renovation project was part of a complete building infrastructure and sustainable design to reposition the building for the next 50 years.”