Reed Construction recently completed a 207,000 square foot interior build-out in the former Sears Department Store space at 1 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago.

Reed was selected by the Board of Education for the City of Chicago (Chicago Public Schools) to execute the project within an expedited 16 week timeframe. The project included work on the lower level, 2nd, 3rd and 9th floors and portions of the ground floor. The existing department store space was demolished to make room for an updated lobby, conference rooms and open work space, private offices and state-of-the-art boardroom with broadcast quality A/V equipment. Modern design features included 10′ high ceilings and a four-story atrium with glass set in an aluminum frame system. Also unique to the space is a wall element featuring laser cut FilzFelt leaves in the main lobby and escalator lobbies for each floor, as well as hung graphic wall coverings throughout.










The construction team for Reed was led by:

  • Bryan Kreuger, Project Executive
  • Jason Gunderson, Senior Project Manager
  • Jay Crane, Project Superintendent
  • Mark Zolen, Project Superintendent

Construction Manager for 1 N. Dearborn: MB Real Estate

Owner’s Representative for CPS: Conopco

Architectural services provided by: Brook Architecture and IA Interior Architects