August 13, 2019

ENR Midwest Announces 35 Winning Best Projects for 2019

article by ENRMidwest

Our collaboration with Pepper Construction on NorthShore University HealthSystem’s clinic at Round Lake Beach won Best Project (Under $10M). Click to see the full list of winners.

July 24, 2019

Four New Food Halls That Aren’t Glorified Cafeterias

article by Chicago Magazine

Two of OKW’s food hall projects - Aster Hall at 900 N Michigan and Time Out Market at 916 W Fulton Market - were featured in Chicago Magazine’s rundown of four original concepts within Chicago.

July 2019

Student Stories: Kiel Fahnstrom

article by College of DuPage

One of our newest architects, Kiel Fahnstrom, was featured as a successful alumnus on the College of Dupage’s Student Stories series.

July 8, 2019

Structured Development's Jeff Berta Answers 6 Questions on the Future of Retail

article by Globe Street

Our client, Structured Development, with whom we worked on NEWCITY, offers insight into the changing landscape of retail and how they approach the future and challenges it faces.

July 2, 2019

Technology Shapes Next-Gen Food Halls

article by Restaurant Business Online

OKW’s Aster Hall project is featured in Restaurant Business’ profile on the ways in which technology is changing the way we experience dining, retail, and the greater food hall movement.

June 27, 2019

Krispy Kreme quietly opens South End office. Soon, you can sample new doughnut recipes

article by the Charlotte Observer

Our standout interiors project for Krispy Kreme’s new headquarters offices in Charlotte receives some local love from the Charlotte Observer, including some images from our official photoshoot.

June 10, 2019

Where to eat and drink near the Magnificent Mile

list by Eater Chicago

Eater Chicago shines a spotlight on great places to eat near the Magnificent Mile, including two OKW projects: Aster Hall at 900 Michigan and Eataly. Food Halls are technically challenging and layered projects, but the results (and acclaim) speak for themselves.

May 6, 2019

New brewpub to open in former Heaven on Seven space

article by Chicago Tribune

Exciting news for our clients Clarion Partners LLC and Midamerica Realty. The owners of the highly acclaimed Dryhop Brewers will open a new gastropub concept at 600 N Michigan in the space formerly occupied by Heaven on Seven.  

March 25, 2019

Time Out Market announces first wave of food vendors, and it's an all-star, all-Chicago lineup

article by Chicago Tribune

Time Out Market Chicago, from the group behind the Time Out magazines and guides, has released the names of about half the chefs who’ll be part of its 50,000-square-foot, three-level market and cultural venue opening in the heart of Fulton Market later this year.  

February 27, 2019

When Brendan Sodikoff met a food hall

article by Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s reviews the food, layout, and overall feel of our newest food hall, Aster Hall, at 900 N Michigan Avenue.

February 1, 2019

10 Places Everyone’s Talking About and Dining At (in order of heat)

article by Chicago Magazine

Aster Hall, an OKW project, is #1!

January 29, 2019

Harlem Irving Plaza outlines plans for former Carson’s building

article by Chicago Tribune

“Harlem Irving Plaza shoppers will see multiple retailers where one once stood, as the Norridge shopping center kicks off the redevelopment of its former Carson’s store.”

January 28, 2019

What snow? Krispy Kreme readies for big crowd on opening day

article by Macomb Daily

Our prototype concept for Krispy Kreme’s Experience of the Future opens in Utica, MI.

January 23, 2019

Menswear, ramen and gourmet ice cream headed to Fulton Market

article by Crain’s Chicago Business

Exciting tenants were announced for an OKW historic preservation and repurposing project.

January 16, 2019

NewCity apartment tower hits the market

article by Crain’s Chicago Business

It's difficult to understate how much Structured Development’s NEWCITY project changed the urban landscape of the Clybourn corridor. The project was a multi-disciplinary success for OKW Architects, as it harnessed our studio's architecture, interior design, site planning, and landscape professionals.

January 9, 2019

Great views, great vibes: What employees love about 5 Chicago tech offices

article by Built In Chicago

Our client, Punchkick Interactive, was featured in this list of standout interiors. Punchkick CEO Zak Dabbas notes that it’s “a beautiful space that embraces this incredible city and the elements around it."

February 8, 2018

Punch Bowl Social to Bring Virtual Reality Games to Chicago in March

article by Eater Chicago

Punch Bowl Social has an opening date for its first Chicago location! The architecture of their new home is an OKW historic restoration project. 

January 25, 2018

Chicago's First Culver's Opens in Bronzeville

article by Bisnow

OKW designed Chicago's first Culver's franchise which opened Tuesday at Lake Meadows Market in Bronzeville.

January 5, 2018

2018's Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings

article by Vogue

Serving as Architect of Record, OKW is collaborating with AvroKO on this last phase of 900 North Michigan Shops renovations.

December 12, 2017

Time Out Group Building 50K SF Fulton Market Food Hall

article by Bisnow

OKW is excited to collaborate with L3 Capital as the design architect on the core and shell of one of Chicago's largest food halls

November 7, 2017

Mag Mile retail complex getting new entrance, LED ceiling art, and food hall

article by Curbed Chicago

The design team was tasked with bringing a modern, inviting, and experiential environment to 900 N. Michigan Ave

October 31, 2017

Here's your guide to co-working downtown

article by Chicago Business

A guide to co-working downtown wouldn't be complete with Assemble Shared Office  #okwdesign

October 30, 2017

6 Online Retailers Redefining Brick-And-Mortar With Their Physical Locations

article by Bisnow

Online retailers breaking into brick-and-mortar retail - shout out to our friends at Amazon Books 

October 20, 2017

The 15 Coolest Offices in Chicago 2017

article by Crain's Chicago Business

Congratulations to our friends at Reverb for making the list at #13

October 11, 2017

Real Estate for Breakfast

article and podcast by SATC Solution Center

OKW President, Andy Koglin,  sits down with Phil Coover of Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell to discuss current trends in real estate and how OKW is contributing to positive change in Chicago.

October 11, 2017

Fred's Garage Opening September 28

article by JWC Media

Fred's Garage opens in Winnetka! Designed to honor the building's history and charm

September 21, 2017

Co-working company moving into Fulton Market

article by Crain's Chicago Business

European co-working company, Spaces, moving to Fulton Market. Together with Tucker Development, OKW completed a massive historic renovation to bring life back into this 19th century building.

September 11, 2017

Our Lady of Angels Campus, Known for Tragic 1958 Fire, Sees New Life

article by DNAinfo

Proud to serve Sr. Stephanie and this resilient parish in their mission

August 30, 2017

Contractor starts work on Medinah Country Club projects

article by Chicago Construction News

New construction on Medinah Country Club renovation - Phase II passed

July 24, 2017

Laser scan smooths urban mall rebirth

article by BuiltWorlds

How OKW and Graycor Construction are recapturing the early magic of Ford City Mall with a long-desired renovation

July 6, 2017

Go Inside One of the Only Rays of Sunshine Right Now in the Dying Retail Sector: Food Halls

article by The Street

A nod to one of the first ethic food halls in America, Eataly

June 24, 2017

LaSalle and L3 Capital Acquire Mixed-Use Asset in Boston's Downtown Crossing

article by LaSalle Investment Management

OKW is excited to play a part in this story #OKWdesign

June 12, 2017

2017 CBC Merit Awards recap video

video by Chicago Building Congress

Still celebrating our #CBCMerit award with JCFS and Lendlease for New Construction under $15M

June 2, 2017

The 900 North Michigan Ave Shops rushing to stay relevant in mall-challenged America

article by Chicago Business Journal

The 900 North Michigan revitalization will be brought to life by AvroKO, ESI Design and OKW 

May 16, 2017

Movie theater, climbing wall, hotel, 443 more apartments planned for Arlington Downs

article by Chicago Tribune

Great article on the front page of the Chicago Tribune Business section highlighting our client, David Trandel. We are excited to be part of this 30 acre, $200M, entertainment oriented development coming to Arlington Heights. A creative vision meets thoughtful design.

April 28, 2017

A 'Silicon Valley feel' to renovated Motorola park in Plantation

article by Sun Sentinel

77 acre Campus Repositioning endeavor located in Plantation, Florida in partnership with Torburn Partners

January 20, 2017

'Idle' No More, Retail At The Fields To Feature Ross For Less

article by DNAinfo

Peter Eisenberg, founder of Clark Street Real Estate, speaking at yesterday's #groundbreaking for Retail at the Fields. The redevelopment of this previously abandoned lot is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Avondale community.

December 5, 2016

Why Mike Pykosz of @OakStreetHealth is on our 40 Under 40 in #Chicago list #ccb40s

article by Crain's Chicago Business

Congratulations to our client and friend, Mike Pykosz of Oak Street Health!

October 3, 2016

Bareburger Chicago opens on October 3, 2016

article by Southport Corridor Blogspot

September 27, 2016

Meeting Summary: Breaking the Mold - Malls Mix It Up to Stay Vital

article by ULI Chicago

In case you missed it... a re-cap of last week's ULI panel, featuring OKW President, Andy Koglin, among other industry leaders.

August 1, 2016

Mapping the West Loop Development Boom

article by Curbed Chicago

Brooklyn bowl at #4!

July 1, 2016

NEWCITY Wins Four Local Awards

article by BISNOW

May 18, 2016

Tucker Development Has High Hopes for 900 West

article by BISNOW

OKW is thrilled to announce an impactful endeavor with our partners, Tucker Development and Acadia Realty Trust: '900 West'

March 14, 2016

See who won the Food Depository awards

article by Crain's Chicago Business


March 3, 2016

Turning a corner in Portage Park: Business coming back to Six Corners area

article by Chicago Tribune

OKW and Clark Street Real Estate are working to revitalize the intersection of Irving Park Rd & Milwaukee Ave. Six Corners will utilize sustainable strategies in both design and construction, providing a responsible and effective outcome in restoring this anchor intersection to the community.

February 17, 2016

Market Square To Add Courtyard

article by JWC Daily

While maintaining the historic qualities beloved by Lake Forest, OKW and L3 Capital are working together to enhance the consumer experience of Market Square with the renovations to the North Courtyard.

January 8, 2016


article by MHN