The Cube at Westfield Old Orchard

Skokie, Ill.

Client / Owner
Westfield, LLC
Architect / Engineer
Graycor Construction
ENR Midwest 2014 Best Projects for Small Projects

Project Scope

Graycor was the general contractor for the 1,300-sq-ft Cube structure at Old Orchard Mall. The Cube’s minimalist structural system is nearly invisible and ideal for the display of merchandise or exhibitions. The interior has no fixed furnishings or floor finishes, and includes movable lights and strategically placed power locations to provide total flexibility in programming. Two kinetic walls transition the cube into an open, naturally ventilated structure during warmer months to increase circulation or serve as a band shell to the adjacent park and provide seasonal exhibition space.

The structure acts as a multipurpose space for leasing to retailers during peak shopping seasons and new product launches. It also would host formal and informal gatherings and act as a backdrop for the summer concert series.

High End Features:

  • 18' Glass Facade Panels
  • Glass Roof
  • Movable Lights