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Annexation LLC
GREC Architects
Lincoln Park
151,000 sf

2032 Clybourn is a 151,000 sf conversion and adaptive reuse of the Ludlow Typography Building from a warehouse/education facility into 121 residential units with amenity spaces. Supporting the residential units are two tenant lounges, 19,000 sf of commercial space, a food hall, and a rooftop bar open to the public.


Built in 1913, the Ludlow Building was previously home to a letterpress facility. The structure was designated as a landmark in May 2022, with its exterior facade protected by the designation.  Extra care was taken to clean, demo, and document existing conditions prior to any build out. When the build-out takes place, it is like building from a new core and shell space. It takes a special team to work with the architect, owner, and testing agents to make sure the site is clean and safe for everyone to work in.


VDC is heavily involved in the BIM coordination efforts for this building. This is especially critical in lower levels where height clearances need to be maintained. There will be mockups for the brick restoration scope of work to make sure that landmarks will approve the new colors of brick and grout against existing. We scanned every single window to make sure we have the proper sizing to relay the new historic windows that will be replacing the old windows.