Consulate General of Switzerland
Helios Consulate Switzerland chicago

Consulate General of Switzerland

CLIENT

Swiss Federal Office for Building and Logistics

ADDRESS

875 North Michigan Avenue #3880 Chicago, Illinois 60611

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Interior renovation and fit-out of an existing office suite

PROJECT SIZE

20,000 SF

COMPLETION DATE

2020

ARCHITECT

Kwong Von Glinow

ENGINEER

Advance Consulting Group

In 2019, Switzerland’s foreign minister announced their decision to re-open a consulate in Chicago, a top destination for Swiss companies. Their new office bridges the gap between the east and west coast offices and is a direct contact for the 100 Swiss companies that create around 30,000 jobs in the greater Chicago area.

Helios completed the fit-out and interior renovation of the new consulate office in a notable downtown Chicago high-rise. Helios successfully delivered a stunning product while encountering extended lead times, international material suppliers, and the influence of a worldwide health pandemic. Utilizing our 3D laser scanning technology, we helped coordinate and communicate the project progress to a team spread across two continents. Custom millwork, access controls/security infrastructure, a Maars living wall system, custom Italian terrazzo tile, precision-controlled HVAC system, leather upholstery, and marble countertops provide an elegant touch for a facility ready to serve for years to come.

This project was awarded the AIA Chicago’s Interior Architecture Award for 2021.

Key Features

  Custom millwork

  Access controls/security infrastructure

  Maars String2 Flush Glazed Wall System

  Custom Naturali Italian terrazzo tile

  Precision controlled HVAC system using building automation

  Leather upholstery and marble countertops