BlueCross BlueShield Corporate HQ, Chicago

A zpd+a planning and design team assisted Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) facilities planning team to build a new, 29-story, 1.3 million sq. ft. building for HCSC's Chicago headquarters, on schedule and within budget. This building has won several awards, including Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's 2002-03 Office Building of the Year.

zpd+a principal James M. Damato, AIA was hired as a consultant to HCSC to prepare a space needs analysis and to establish site and building performance criteria for development of the building. The zpd+a team then assisted HCSC with developer/architect team selection, site selection, site design and building design. zpd+a also directed a team of specialty consultants regarding project programming, design, documentation, scheduling, construction, move coordination and close-out documentation. (Architect of Record: Lohan, Caprille, Goettsch; Interior Architect: VOA Associates; Photography: Charlie Mayer and James Steinkamp.)

Location:


Chicago, IL



Project Type:


Corporate Headquarters


New Construction



Size:


Land Area 100,900 sq. ft.



Project Value


$210 Million



Duration:


27 Months


Completed 8/1997



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