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ElementDesign Studio Architecture // Urban Design


ElementDesign Studio Architecture // Urban Design

Firm Mission Element Design Studio believes that the built environment influences and affects the emotions of the users. Through this belief, we look at each project as an opportunity to invoke a sense of place for the user. Each with its own constraints, we strive to create harmony between the users expectations and or clients needs. Through innovation and creative thinking, we strive to deliver seminal works within any budget.

Firm Profile Element Design Studio is a young, energetic, international design firm with experience in Commercial, Retail, Mixed Use, Residential, Educational, Interiors and Hospitality projects and urban design developments in both Mexico and the United States.

residential | 230 West Huron Street- Suite 4 North West Chicago, IL 60654 T 312.337.8251 Fax 312.337.8268 www.elementdesignstudio.net

commercial | urban design

Collaborative design process Element Design Studio’s design process is collaborative in nature, including industry experts and client input to achieve successful projects.


Elements for a successful project function, aesthetics, and economics.

Partner firms

Architecture // Urban Design

An Owner’s Business Plan Site Studies Collaborative conceptual design Aestethic and performance based architectural design • LEED or LEED inspired innovative technologies

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• • • •

Our partner design firms help build a common vision through a collaborative design process

Contemporary aesthetics

Committed to the environment

The combination of new and local materials gives us the flexibility to create built environments that have a positive impact on the context in which the project is conceived.

We encourage the use of innovative green technologies in our design solutions. We always look for ways in which we can reduce the carbon footprint of our buildings and their operations.

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We offer a holistic approach to architectural and urban design projects. Clients are assisted with the site or builidng analysis from a business point of view by way of:

Design Philosophy

Our approach

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Sofitel Water Tower Place Chicago, Illinois

Owner: Accor/ Sofitel Architect of Record: Viguier/ Teng JV Project Architect: Tak C. Louie, AIA, LEED AP General Info: Area

304,142 GSF

Rooms

415

Restaurants/Bars

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Completion

2003

Sofitel is an internationally acclaimed boutique hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast of Chicago. Designed by French architects Jean-Paul Viguier and Pierre Yves Ronchon, this gem has made it’s mark in Chicago as being one of the most elegant modern structures within this decade. It’s construction was coordinated by Teng Associates in association with Perkins+Will- Chicago. Tak Louie, AIA, represented Perkins + Will as the Senior Project Architect in charge of the interpretation and construction of the interior as envisioned by the French designers. Since it’s opening in 2002, Hotel Sofitel remains a symbol of timeless Architectural and Interior design.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Hospitality


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230 W. Monroe St. Lobby Renovation Chicago, Illinois

Owner: MB Real Eztate Architect of Record: Perkins & Will Project Architect: Tak C. Louie, AIA, LEED AP General Info: Completion Date

2003

Construcion Cost

$3.4 Million

Square Footage

7,000

It’s original lobby was clad in Indiana limestone and was a symbol of reserved elegance in the early 70’s. However, it was soon lost in the fervor of new Office building construction adorned with opulent modern finishes. 230 W. Monroe needed a face lift to keep up with market demands and competitive leasing options available around it. The design is simple, understated and elegant. A familiar material, wood, eases the transition from the lightness of the structural glass façade to the embrace of warm finishes at the elevator banks. A heightened ceiling plane further opens the space to give a grandeur scale to a once dark and cavern-like entry.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Interior Design


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Chicago Park District Chicago, Illinois

Owner: Chicago Park District Architect of Record: Perkins & Will Project Architect: Tak C. Louie, AIA, LEED AP

Department of Human Resources Department of Information Technology Department of Facility Management

3002 3005 3028

Completion Date

April 2002

Construcion Cost

$4.5 Million

Square Footage

50,000

As a proponent of the Green movement in Chicago, the Chicago Park District required a new office that embodied its inherent purpose and the true character of its employees. With natural wood work throughout, live plants and dynamic images of greenscapes throughout, the floor plan is truly a figurative extension of the outdoors. Each administrative space is carved out of a greater form which is a larger form, in itself. Slat walls add a kinetic element to the workstations and transition areas. The soul of the design can be found not in the physical structure but in the energy that all the employees give to the space each and every day.

Department of Information Technology Department of Facility Management

3002 3005 3028

Security Office 3076

Department of Law

3027

Department of Marketing

3076 3027

Reprographics

Reprographics Department of Information Technology

Department of Information Technology

Department of Facility Management

Department of Facility Management

Security Office

Security Office

Department of Law

General Info:

Department of Human Resources

Security Office Department of Law Department of Marketing

Department of Law

City of Chicago Richard M. Daley, Mayor

City of Chicago Richard M. Daley, Mayor

Chicago Park District David Doig, General Superintendent

Chicago Park District David Doig, General Superintendent


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Interior Design


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North American Company Chicago, Illinois

Owner: North American Company for Life and Health Insurance Architect of Record: Perkins & Will Project Architect: Tak C. Louie, AIA, LEED AP General Info: Completion Date

April 2002

Construcion Cost

$5.5 Million

Square Footage

100,000

Completion

2003

The design concept for the North American Company embodies the concept of the “village�. The architecture of this space is organized by neighborhoods, plazas, gardens, primary and secondary thoroughfares. This fluid, non-rectilinear planning model provides opportunity for a more interactive work environment. The major advantage of this concept is its flexibility, both in space utilization and construction.The space can be built out using conventional construction methods, modular components or a combination of both.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Interior Design


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The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Owner: Leucadia International Corporation and McCaffery Interests Architect of Record: Antunovich Associates Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar // Element Design Studio General Info: Site Area Retail/Restaurants

113.30 544,399

Acres Sq. Ft.

Retail/Office

34,736

Sq. Ft.

Fitness Center

49,854

Sq. Ft.

Retail Parking

2,629

Spaces

Apartments

1,003

Units

Town homes

679

Units

Time Share Units

336

Units

Residential Parking

2,627

Spaces

Established in 1940 as a WWII training and coastal patrol base, this exceptional site was also used as a front-line USAF base from the 1950s-early 1990s. In 1993, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority, along with developer McCaffery Interests set out to turn the nearly 4,000 acres of prime land located in the glamorous vacation Mecca The Grand Strand, into the Market Common, Myrtle Beach.


Mixed Use Development

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Today, The Market Common is a 114-acre multi-use site featuring the finest restaurants, office/retail space and entertainment establishments, and residential properties complimented by beautifully landscaped parks, lakes and a public square, truly a modern urban village with a proud history. MCMB is recognized by the reknown International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) and is a finalist in the United States Design and Development Shopping Center Award.

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Uptown Worthington Malvern, Pennsylvania

Owner: O’Neill Properties Group Architect of Record: Antunovich Associates Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar // Element Design Studio General Info: Site Area

+100

Acres

Retail/Restaurants

745,000

Sq. Ft.

Retail/Office

385,000

Sq. Ft.

Fitness Center

49,854

Sq. Ft.

Retail Parking

2,629

Spaces

Apartments

376

Units

Townhomes

74

Units

Condominiums

303

Units

Hotel

240

Rooms

Worthington is a dynamic, one-of-a-kind development that embodies the good life. The perfect mix of living, working and playing. With a traditional town square as its focal point, Worthington brings together the familiar architectural flavors of the region with lively modern touches to create the largest luxury community on Pennsylvania’s Main Line. Gracious living. Alluring shops. Inspiring workspaces. Tempting restaurants. And with natural elements like a winding stream, rolling greenbelts, and tree-lined

CADrender Inc.


CADrender Inc.

CADrender Inc.

Mixed Use Development

CADrender Inc.

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streets, Worthington will feel like its always been there. Perfectly situated in affluent Chester County, Worthington is poised to become the area’s new hub and change the face of the region’s landscape. Upon its completion in Spring 2009, Worthington’s 100-acre, 2.4 million-square-foot community will unquestionably be the premier destination for retail, dining, living and corporate offices on the Main Line.

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Flair Tower

Chicago, Illinois

Developers: McCaffery Interests, RREEF Financial Architect of Record: Antunovich Associates Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar // Element Design Studio General Info: Building Area

10,000

Sq. Ft.

Living

198

Units

Retail

9,500

Sq. Ft.

Green Certification

Silver

LEED

The Flair Tower is a boutique luxury residential property with 198 units, 9,500 square feet of retail and 210 parking spots. The boutique design allows for only 10 units per floor with a modern art deco design. The luxury lifestyle that residents enjoy includes full time concierge services, lap pool, hot tub, club room, fitness center, dog run, coffee bar, and business center. The location allows easy accessibility for residents either by train, bus, or highway as well as being located in the heart of River North with “hot� new night clubs and galleries. The residential units feature wood entries, tile flooring, granite kitchens,


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FOYER 5'-0" X 5'-2" MASTER BATH 6'-0" X 11'-8"

MASTER BEDROOM 17'-10" X 12'-9"

LAUNDRY 4'-7" X 6'-5"

WIC 6'-9" X 7'-0"

KITCHEN 11'-1" X 7'-6"

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2 Bedroom 2 BATH

BATH 9'-4" X 5'-7"

CLOSET 2'-0" X 5'-7"

KITCHEN 11'-0" X 12'-4" GREAT ROOM 15'-5" X 14'-8"

1,223 SF

GREAT ROOM 21'-6" X 22'-4"

Residential

and stainless steel, energy star appliances. The Flair Tower is a LEED certified building, substantially reducing each unit’s carbon footprint. The Flair Tower project is a partnership between RREEF and McCaffery Interests and will open in 222 W. EriE St. ChiCago, iL 60654 the Spring of 2010.

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ANTUNOVICH ASSOCIATES

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Vázquez-Mellado Residence Querétaro, México

Owner: Jorge Vázquez-Mellado Zolezzi Architect of Record: Jorge Vázquez-Mellado // Element Studio General Info: Site Area

10,763

Sq. Ft.

Construction Area

6,200

Sq. Ft.

Date of completion

2008

September

Style

Mexican

Contemporary

The Vázquez-Mellado residence is an example of integration between mexican style and contemporary architecture. The residence features a courtyard which brings illumination to the whole house, with shared views made possible by a semicircular layout. All the furniture and details where custom made for the house. Traditional mexican materials such as stone, adobe, and wood find a new home in this contemporary residence.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Residential


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Monterrey Tec Tensile “Dove” Querétaro, México

Owner: Monterrey Tech (ITESM) Architect of Record: Arturo Rios // Alexis Ramírez General Info: Site Area Canopy Area

27,000 9,680

Sq. Ft. Sq. Ft.

The “Dove” tensile provides a canopy which not only protects the courtyard but also creates a bold and daring image for the High School at Monterrey Tech. It features a single mast floating in tensegrity in the middle of the courtyard. The shape is based on cuts of a hyperbolic paraboloid and is meant to symbolize a bird landing at the site.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Tensile Structure


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El Nuevo Santiago de Querétaro Metrópolis Problems and Solutions

Author: Jorge Vázquez-Mellado Zolezzi Text and content in collaboration with: Alexis Ramírez Fellowes Justin Ramírez Fellowes Francisco Bulos García General Info: Pages

300

Illustrations

290

Urban Projects

5

Web Page

elnuevosantiagodequeretaro.org

This 300 page book is divided in two great sections, the first part is a comprehensive list of Queretaro’s most important urban problems and their solutions, the second part illustrates 5 urban projects in different scales with comprehensive architectural and urban design solutions for the city of Querétaro. The final chapter emphasizes the need for a new planning department with a metropolitan vision for Querétaro.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Urban Research


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Dubai Airport

United Arab Emirates

Owner: Dubai Transportation Authority, UAE Architect of Record: Dar Al-Handasah, Shair and Partners Project Architect: Tak Louie, AIA, LEED AP General Info: Area

1,200,000 SF

Hotel & Spa

300, 00 SF

Gateways

27

A380 Gateways

5

Dubai International Airport is one of the most profitable shopping destinations in the world. As one of the busiest transfer hubs in the Middle East, Dubai Airport has evolved into one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the UAE. It’s popularity, with the increase in international travel, has warranted an addition of an annexing terminal. The Terminal designs were led by Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) in the Middle East. Tak Louie, AIA, was one of two Senior Project Architects to supervise the team of architects and designers coordinating the daunting production documents to build the one million SF airport Terminal. Part of his efforts brought together more than 6 independent consultants from all over the world to make the airport a reality.


Transportation

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On the forefront of technology, Dubai incorporates leading edge technology in LED lighting, structural glass glazing interior and exterior, quartz finishes, point suspended exterior glazing systems, “People Counting Apparatus” at security gateways and check points, and advanced security control systems to insulate travelers from security threats. The Design-Build process allowed all these technologies to be competively “invented” and manufactured throughout the world.

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Lomas de Santa Rosa // Master Plan Querétaro, México

Owner: Promotora Querétaro Architect of Record: Alexis Ramírez Fellowes General Info: Site Area

1,729

Acres

Living

476.8

Acres

Commercial

115.9

Acres

Industrial

88.8

Acres

Mixed Use

81.4

Acres

Master Plan Content Business Plan

• • • • •

Project scope Project areas Internal rate of return (capital) Rentability Paremetric Costs

Reports & Studies

• • • • •

Site Socio-economical Environmental Urban analysis Traffic impact

Project features

• • • • • •

Walkability Connectivity Mixed uses Smart transportation Codes Historic legacy

Green Certification LEED-ND

• • • •

Smart location Design & construction patterns Green construction Innovation


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1. Main road 2. Transit corridor 3. School district 4. Ecoindustrial district 5. Hospital district 6. University 7. Club 8. Commercial center 9. Lake 10. Urban park 11. Ecological reserve

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Vázquez-Mellado Residence Querétaro, México

Owner: Jorge Vázquez-Mellado Zolezzi Architect of Record: Jorge Vázquez-Mellado // Element Studio General Info: Site Area

10,763

Sq. Ft.

Construction Area

6,200

Sq. Ft.

Date of completion

2008

September

Style

Mexican

Contemporary

The Vázquez-Mellado residence is an example of integration between mexican style and contemporary architecture. The residence features a courtyard which brings illumination to the whole house, with shared views made possible by a semicircular layout. All the furniture and details where custom made for the house. Traditional mexican materials such as stone, adobe, and wood find a new home in this contemporary residence.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Residential


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Heinzel Residence Shorewood, Illinois

Client: Paul and Pam Hienzel Architect of Record: David Wayne McCeachern Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar General Info: Site Area

23,668

Completion Date

July 2005

Total Project Cost

$800,000

Residence Area

1st floor 2nd floor Basement Garage

Sq. Ft.

2,391 Sq. Ft. 1,093 Sq. Ft. 2,202 Sq. Ft. 937 Sq. Ft.

This single family 2-story stone and brick home is located in a rural suburb of Chicago. Each room was carefully analyzed not only by the architect, but by every member of the family, especially the young children. Each person was intimately involved during the entire design phase of this project. Their commitment and interest enhanced the collaboration with the architect, ensuring that their expectations would be met. At EDS, we encourage and expect client input to deliver the best possible results and customer satisfaction.


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Berti Residence Shorewood, Illinois

Client: Richard and Jackie Berti Architect of Record: David Wayne McCeachern Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar General Info: Site Area

17,341

Completion Date

June 2005

Total Project Cost

$900,000

Residence Area

1st floor 2nd floor Basement Garage

Sq. Ft.

2,320 Sq. Ft. 2,177 Sq. Ft. 2,104 Sq. Ft. 996 Sq. Ft.

The owner of this luxurious 2-story brick and stone residence, requested special attention be given to the detailing on the interior of the house. All the custom woodwork, soffits, mouldings and built-in furniture were integral with the overall design of the house. All pieces lend to each of its spaces a uniqueness separate from all the other spaces. On the outside, its steep wood-shingled roof line contributes to the understated elegance of the residence.


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Architecture // Urban Design

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Bernhard Residence Elwood, Illinois

Client: Brian and Tammy Bernhard Architect of Record: David Wayne McCeachern Project Architect: Jofrey Quintanar General Info: Site Area

40

Acres

Completion Date

December

2005

Total Project Cost

$500,000

Residence Area

1st floor Garage

2,630 Sq. Ft. 900 Sq. Ft.

This single family Ranch style home is set on a 40-acre bucolic country-like pasture. It’s large picturesque windows allow natural light to flood into every inch of the space, and sets the frame for the indoor gazers to enjoy the beautiful vistas surrounding the house. Using durable materials like stone, brick and cement siding was a priority for the client- to resist the extreme wind conditions in this region of the Midwest.


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