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Projects   Project Portfolio – June 2005
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Shure Technology Center

Niles, Ill.
Krueck & Sexton Architects

Krueck & Sexton designed the sleek new Shure technology center to complement an existing building and define a corporate campus


Photo © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing

By Cheryl Kent

Shure Technology got a bargain when it bought a spanking, brand-new, architecturally bold headquarters from HALO, the bankrupt company that commissioned it. Shure had just spent two frustrating years on fruitless negotiations for a site for its new headquarters elsewhere in suburban Chicago. Purchasing the existing building in Niles, Illinois, seemed to put the company exactly where it wanted to be: in a space that projected a strong image to the public and featured state-of-the-art systems (such as silent, polished steel-and-glass elevators with exposed mechanical systems) and the amenities to satisfy prized employees. It was a big step up for a company that had been housed in separate factorylike buildings for decades.

Then, the company’s executives reconsidered their needs and realized they wanted more than even the new building could provide. So Shure, a privately held company that is a leader in the audio industry, considered certain functions it had never performed before. Product tests, which had been outsourced, might now be done in-house. A radio-
frequency chamber for testing new wireless products and a sophisticated recording studio and sound room where artists could try new things with the company’s equipment also showed up on the wish list. Soon it was clear the building would have to be enlarged.

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the People

Owner
Shure Incorporated

Design Architect
Krueck & Sexton Architects
221 West Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60610
T: 312 787 0056 F: 312 787 8415
www.ksarch.com

Design Principal:
Ronald Krueck, FAIA

Project Principal:
Mark P. Sexton, AIA

Project Director:
Thomas Jacobs, Assoc. AIA

Project Architect:
Antonio Caliz

Project Team:
Greg Schmidt, Jake Watkins, Ulrik Weinert, Parus Kiravanich

Interior Designer
Jeanne Hartnett & Associates www.jeannehartnett.com

Engineer(s)
Structural:
Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews, Consulting Engineers www.tgrwa.com

Mechanical:
CCJM Engineers, Ltd. www.ccjm.com

Civil:
Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. www.cgl-ltd.com

Consultant(s)
Landscape:
Daniel Weinbach & Partners, Ltd www.dwpltd.com

Lighting:
Schuler & Shook www.schulershook.com

Acoustical:
Kirkegaard Associates www.kirkegaard.com

General Contractor
Harbour Contractors www.harbour-cm.com

Photographer(s)
Steve Hall
Hedrich Blessing
312 321 1151

CAD system, project management, or other software used
Microstation v7 www.bentley.com

the Products

Structural system
Steel tube columns w/ joist + joist girder roof system

Enterior Cladding
Metal/glass curtainwall:
custom aluminum framing, Baker Metal Products/ Awalls www.bakertubular.com

Roofing
Built-up roofing:
Garland www.garlandco.com

Glazing
Glass:
low-iron, low-e and frit IG units, Viracon www.viracon.com

Doors
Entrances:
Glass revolving door, Crane Door Company www.cranedoor.com

Metal doors:
Ceco Door Products www.cecodoor.com

Fire-control doors, security grilles:
McKeon Door Company www.mckeondoor.com

Special doors:
Overly Door Company www.overly.com

Upswinging doors, other:
Dock Doors: Wayne Dalton www.wayne-dalton.com

Hardware
Locksets:
Schlage www.schlage.com

Hinges:
Hager www.hagerhinge.com

Closers:
LCN www.lcnclosers.com, Rixson www.rixson.com

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings:
USG Halcyon Climaplus www.usg.com

Suspension grid:
Donn Fineline 1/8”

Paints and stains:
Benjamin Moore www.benjaminmoore.com, Carbit www.carbit.com

Plastic laminate:
Wilsonart Laminate www.wilsonart.com

Resilient flooring:
3-part epoxy, U.S. Flooring

Carpet:
Interface carpet tile www.interfaceinc.com

Furnishings
Office furniture:
Teknion www.teknion.com

Chairs:
Knoll www.knoll.com

Lighting
Interior ambient lighting:
Holophane ceramic metal halide high bay www.holophane.com. Lightolier linear fluorescent pendant www.lightolier.com.

Downlights:
Lightolier www.lightolier.com, Holophane www.holophane.com, Kurt Versen www.kurtversen.com

Conveyance
Elevators/Escalators:
Kone 4,500lbs www.kone.com

Plumbing
Toilets:
Kohler www.kohler.com

Sinks:
Just www.justsinks.com

Faucets:
Chicago Faucet www.chicagofaucets.com

Drinking Fountains:
Elkay www.elkay.com

 
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