Chicago, Illinois

Joffrey Ballet Mixed-Use Facility

Client / Owner

The Joffrey Ballet

Architect / Engineer

Booth Hansen Associates




Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet chose Graycor Construction to serve as the owner representative on a multimillion-dollar project to build a 45,000-square-foot, mixed-use facility, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, that will become the internationally renowned classical ballet company′s permanent home. The first two floors of the 33-story building, named the Joffrey Tower, consist of retail space, with the mezzanine, third and fourth floors, where the Joffrey Ballet resides, housing administrative offices and seven state-of-the-art rehearsal studios. Unique acoustical and structural amenities were required in the rehearsal studios to minimize sound transmission and vibration from the dance troupe. Condominiums are located on floors 9 through 32. The structure also features a green roof. The Joffrey′s new location adds to the city′s rich cultural district, which currently includes a world-class symphony, opera and theater community.