University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration
Chicago, IL | 2008
The School of Social Service Administration building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1963, represents the only Mies designed building on the University of Chicago campus. The University approached Krueck+Sexton Architects with the goal of restoring the entire steel and glass facade of the building which showed considerable rust, glass breakage and discoloration after almost 45 years of continuous use. The restoration included removing and replacing all exterior glass and steel stops in the building, sandblasting and repairing all steel at the curtain wall assembly and repainting the exterior steel.