A few months back I was approached by Art Environments to provide samples of my downtown Chicago architecture photography. My client was working on decorating some empty wall spaces in both lobbies of The Garland, an office condominium building in downtown Chicago.
The Garland, a 259,000-square-foot structure that dates from 1914, recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and primarily features office condominiums. Located at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street, opposite Marshall Field’s downtown flagship store, it is also a block from Millennium Park, the city’s lakefront attraction that is credited with revitalizing the east Loop in Chicago. The Garland Building has become a premier address for entrepreneurial professionals and non-profits.
In close collaboration with the condominium association’s Board of Directors, the management staff and my client, we identified and selected six images that were well suited to represent a cross section of the occupants’ tastes and dynamics. These six photographs were produced into 30 x 40” and 40 x 60” sized prints, framed and installed by my client. They now grace both lobbies of The Garland Building and are a welcome addition.
Art Environments, Inc., a full service fine art consulting firm, established in 1982 by Ms. Mary Riley, and Marian Kraus Photography have collaborated on providing fine art photography into corporate and hospital spaces in past years.
The completion of the lobby at the Garland Building marks our 4th successfully completed project and I am grateful that my photography has been selected once again to beautify lobby spaces, in this case in a beautiful historic building in the heart of downtown Chicago.
You can read more about my thoughts on why Marian Kraus’ photography is ideally suited for providing compelling photographs for the decoration of living and work spaces here or visit my display of other installations here.