Renovation permits have been filed for Cunningham Hall, a nine-story residential building originally designed by famous German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1955, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Located at 3100 S Michigan Avenue on the northeastern edge of the main campus in Bronzeville, the structure was built by Mies van der Rohe as part of his campus plan and used as on-campus apartments. The nearest CTA L station is the 35th Bronzeville IIT stop, serviced by the Green Line, a five-minute walk away. You can catch the 31, 1, or 4 CTA Bus at the corner of E 31st Street and S Michigan Avenue, steps from the property. Illinois Institute of Technology is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The building will have the existing interiors demolished and renovated to provide new dormitories for students living on campus. The project will include a full renovation of the existing brick infill walls and ribbon windows.
Dirk Denison Architects is the architect for the project. Gilbane Building Company is listed as the general contractor.
Demolition permits were approved back in late April 2020. A project timeline has not been announced, but it is likely to be to open as early as next year.