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Historical, Interiors, Office + Industrial

Hillshire Brands HQ

Greater Than 150,000SF, Historic, Infrastructure, Renovation, Greater Than $20 Million

Hillshire Brands HQ

Leopardo completed the renovation of the award winning Hillshire Brands Company’s office at 400 South Jefferson. This comprehensive repurposing of an existing industrial building consists of 300,000-SF including demolishing the building to its cast-in-place concrete skeleton and rebuilding the new exterior skin. All new systems were installed, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, roof and elevators. The new headquarters renovation consists of:

  • WINNER: 2012 NAIOP Office Redevelopment of the Year
  • WINNER: 2013 Civic Artworks-Best of Downtown Award under the category of “Best Renovations”
  • WINNER: 2013 Greater Chicago Food Depository Finalist for Redevelopment of the Year
  • New exterior treatment of the façade with new bands of glazing and precast panels
  • Original brick remained at the main entrance and tower which are the most prominent elements of the building
  • The new design maintains the sleek character of the original building while opening  the perimeter for natural light views to the skyline
  • New mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems, roof and elevators
  • Leopardo provided full preconstruction services