The Real Deal Chicago

Sheehan Nagle architects expands into
One Prudential Plaza

The firm will base its Chicago headquarters in Sterling Bay’s office tower
By John O’Brien | October 05, 2018 01:00PM

SHNA Principal Neil Sheehan and the building (Credit: Nan Palmero via Flickr)

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects is doubling its space and moving its Chicago headquarters into a full floor at One Prudential Plaza.

The firm is leaving its current 13,000-square-foot space at the Inland Steel Building, 30 West Monroe Street, for 24,000 square feet in the Sterling Bay-owned Prudential Plaza complex, according to Newmark Knight Frank, which represented the firm in the lease negotiations.

Sheehan Nagle, which has a staff of more than 70, handles architectural design, interior design and predesign services, according to NKF.

NKF’s Geoffrey Kasselman, Matthew Whipple, Bob Chodos and Steve Levitas represented the firm in the long-term lease. Kasselman and Whipple also are representing the firm as it tries to sublease some 9.300 square feet at 30 West Monroe.

Sterling Bay bought the massive Prudential Plaza complex 130 East Randolph Street from 601W Companies earlier this year for $680 million, one of several huge downtown office purchases it’s made in the last year.

Amid the downtown buying spree, Sterling Bay continues to invest in Fulton Market, picking up a number of properties and launching several projects in recent months.