Todd Halamka + Partners deliver extensive market knowledge, design vision and global experience for Corporate, Institutional and Government Agency clients. Our philosophy promotes collaborative partnerships of design, development and construction professionals focused on specific client needs. Todd Halamka + Partners values ideas that explore materials innovation, environmental stewardship and creating buildings of lasting value to our clients and communities in which we practice.
We believe in creating architecture that is beautiful, contextual and functional. A great building must be memorable to the hearts and souls of those who encounter it, and be responsible in performance and function for those who own and live within it every day. We seek clients willing to innovate and explore ideas that reward and enhance their lives.
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The Flower Tower London is a 760,000-square-foot, 58 story residential development for a private developer and owner for the city of London, England. Envisioned as a new paradigm for vertical garden living, Flower Tower implements strict building systems design that emphasizes state of the art mechanical controls combined with natural ventilation and planted garden terraces for every resident. The first tower of several planned locations in Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, Flower Tower aims to prototype a vertical building typology that reinforces living within the central city core, use of existing mass transportation and the physical and spiritual greening of place. Developed using parametric design, the unique twisting torso employs a concrete core and perimeter column grid that is vertical and four corner columns that transpose diagonally end to end. Bi-laterally symmetrical planning principles deliver repetitive exterior wall, structural and mechanical components, fostering construction schedule and materials cost savings.
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Todd Halamka + Partners was commissioned to design a new 50 story tower at the corner of Rush and Ontario streets in Chicago. A vertically stacked three tier high-rise hotel including a high-end boutique brand is planned for the site.
An existing four story masonry structure along Rush is to remain for restaurant, retail and new hotel functions. The hotel tower purposefully sets back from both Rush and Ontario streets to maintain a pedestrian street scale, optimize hotel room views and maximize light and air to the adjacent neighboring buildings.
Massing and materials introduce a light and elegant blend of glass, metal and stone at the street and a carefully proportioned and detailed glazed tower above. Extensive planted roof gardens are planned at three separate levels to integrate with interior program, street level plantings, and environmental stewardship to the neighborhood.
Todd Halamka + Partners opened its Chicago office in 2015. Located at 55 W Monroe Street, in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the office organizes around three touchstones of our practice- Spaces that emphasize daylight, garden views and materials that celebrate a story. Our plaza garden design studio is meant to embrace your team with ours in a collaborative, open-plan setting of natural light.
Our services include urban design and planning, building design, design development, construction documentation, construction administration, prototyping and peer review. We lead project teams tailored to specific client needs through unique partnerships with other architects, engineers, developers and construction professionals.
We believe in creating buildings that respond to climate and place, where the space between buildings has equal importance, and our environmental responses employ a combination of common sense, technical innovation and tangible return on investment for our clients.
We are driven by discovery and the development of new materials that are healthier, more resilient, make economic sense and can be re-purposed. A comprehensive and holistic metrics-based design approach, that understands the integrated value of building enclosure, site specific condition and mechanical systems.
Our primary market focus includes Commercial Office & Mixed-use, Hotel & Hospitality, Residential, University & Higher Education. We bring an extensive knowledge base to each of these markets thatforms the foundation of our collaborative client/design teams. We share and publish our experience as trending strategies.
Commercial Office experience includes headquarters office and mixed-use office, hotel, residential and retail combinations, including mixed-use transit-oriented developments. Geographic experience encompasses the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Commercial Office experience ranges from less than 50,000 square feet to more than 6M square feet.
Todd Halamka + Partners provides building design expertise in programming, planning, design and construction administration services for both new building and existing renovation opportunities.
Current Hospitality experience covers multiple market segments including urban high-rise select service, 3, 4 and 5-star full service convention center and boutique hotels. With extensive hospitality experience in North America, Todd Halamka + Partners is growing specific overseas hotel segments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Residential experience includes low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Todd Halamka + Partners current residential design work comprises more than 950 studio, 1 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in the United States and Europe.
Higher Education and University experience includes specific knowledge-based experience for both public and private institutions including Science; Bio-Medical Research; Assembly, Meeting, Office and Mixed-Use combinations; and Residential facilities. In addition to the range of services listed above, Todd Halamka + Partners provides Master Planning and Adaptive Re-use services for Higher Education clients.