Renovation of Illinois State Bar Association
Farnsworth Group was selected from a pool of multiple firms to renovate the Illinois Bar Association Building, an iconic mid-60's multi-story concrete building commissioned and occupied continuously by the Illinois State Bar Association.
Renovations increased accessibility, addressed maintenance issues, and brought the building into focus with modern needs of members and staff.
The main entrance and reception area were relocated to increase accessibility and align with actual building usage. The formerly poorly lit board room was updated with new data, power, phone, and LED lighting fixtures, and by installing all-glass walls and doors, received a brightening facelift. A new refreshment counter with sink was also installed. New carpet, nosing, and handrails at the numerous stair locations were installed to increase accessibility and safety.
New, accessible toilet rooms were added on both levels. Platform lifts for the mobility impaired were installed to allow access to the multiple levels. The existing roof was removed and replaced. Roof coating on the upper level balcony areas were also replaced