CHICAGO, IL – Sept 28th, 2016 – DMAC Architecture marks the milestone of the Midtown Athletic Club’s steel topping out as the last structural metal beam is put into place on Friday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m. Located at the newly designed intersection of Elston, Damen, and Fullerton Avenues, the final piece of steel will be hoisted into place within the six-story structure, marking the next phase of the exciting Midtown project.
Two years after concept development began, October 7th marks an exciting time for everyone involved. The project, commissioned by Steven Schwartz, CEO of Midtown Athletic Club, aims to further improve customer experiences and deliver a new state-of-the-art lifestyle center in Chicago for tennis, fitness, and more. Midtown hired Evanston-based DMAC Architecture to spearhead the project and with the talented team behind the design, helmed by DMAC Principal Dwayne MacEwen, the architecture and design of the project is a focal point.
Midtown consists of 120,000 square feet of installations, including a 55-room boutique hotel, and is scheduled to open during the summer of 2017. The new sports facility connects to the already existing indoor tennis courts on the ground level, the heart and soul of Midtown. Two new pools, both indoor and outdoor; and two floors entirely dedicated to the health of both the body and mind, positions Midtown as one of the premier, all-encompassing fitness centers nationwide.
The interior of Midtown boasts a structural metal frame selectively revealing itself in common areas for a modern vibe. This design decision, in combination with the tennis courts’ exposed original brick walls, provides the building with an industrial aura grounding it to the city of Chicago and, more specifically, to its historic location.
Architect / DMAC Architecture P.C.
Structural Engineer / Rockey Structures
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Prevention Engineers / WMA Engineers
Lighting Designers / Ruzika Company
ABOUT DMAC ARCHITECTURE
DMAC Architecture is an Evanston based group of designers and architects working on architecture, interior design, graphic design and custom furniture design projects. With more than 20 years of experience in the Chicago Area, DMAC Architecture specializes in hospitality projects, having worked on casinos, restaurants, retail and hotels internationally, amongst others.
At DMAC, we believe it project generates its own style, finding fundamental to identify the distinguishing elements that go from the largest scale to the smallest detail. This prevents us from imposing a preset style and find the real soul of each building, a philosophy that has lead DMAC to be an award winning architecture firm.
ABOUT MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Midtown provides members with a place to practice a healthy and happy lifestyle and the people to help them do so. We have the best of everything, including world-class tennis courts, swimming pools that rival those of five-star hotels, bistros, boutiques, social events for the whole family, and of course, state-of-the-art fitness equipment. We also have the best associates and coaches who take your experience personally. Together, it’s what makes Midtown one heck of an upgrade from an ordinary gym.
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