Chicago Union Station Wins Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award


Chicago Union Station was awarded the 2021 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Restoration. GP, working with CBRE as program manager on behalf of Amtrak, recently completed the restoration at Chicago Union Station, a 96-year-old landmark designed by D.H. Burnham and Company that today remains one of the last grand American railroad stations. The successful restoration project at the historic train station reflects over 10 years of careful stewardship and restoration, with a special emphasis on Union Station’s Great Hall and its massive vaulted skylight. The project overcame the challenges associated with properly maintaining and honoring the architectural integrity of the building while incorporating modern amenities and state-of-the-art technologies that support the station’s large, high-performance skylight. The revitalization of this Chicago Landmark positively impacts the more than 130,000 people who pass through it every day.

For the past 27 years, the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards has honored individuals, organizations, projects and programs whose work demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation. 

To read more about the project, visit Landmarks Illinois' website.