Our Chicago hotel building exterior photography shoot of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel Skyscraper occurred a few days after the Marriott International Hotel Company first opened the Marriott Marquis’ doors on September 10th. Our architectural photography and Chicago hotel photographer husband & wife company met with our Construction Company client over the Summer to discuss photographing several Chicago area buildings. Our photography company has experience in hotels, hospitality & resort photography in Chicago and beyond. Our client booked not only Chicago hotel photography, but 15 finished construction building photo projects for the company’s marketing department portfolio, press releases, and promotional imagery. The architectural Chicago hotel photography of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel need to be timed and scheduling of the photo shoot was in the early Fall season – awaiting the exterior building construction completion.
Our architectural photography company incorporated in 2006 and based in Chicago has photographed hotel additions, hospitality renovations, architecture, and hotel construction photography over the years. The Marriott Marquis hotel is one of the tallest hotel skyscraper in Chicago to be built and during construction has also been called Chicago’s new Mega Hotel. The 1,205 room hotel is currently Chicago’s sixth largest hotel. A modern Chicago hotel with a distinctive blue all glass curtain wall skyscraper hotel construction design. The 40-story structure in Chicago’s South Loop skyline is located near the three corners of MLK Drive, Cermak Road and Prairie Avenue. An array of photos of the new construction hotel were photographed. Photos focused on architectural hotel building images showcasing the hotel property’s full construction. As well as architectural construction details images and photography of the hotel combining in parts of the nearby convention center and arena buildings. The combo of images help to showcase not only hospitality images of the hotel, but also the property’s location adjacent to the Chicago buildings of the McCormick Place Convention Center and Wintrust Arena.
The new Marriott Marquis hotel building is one of the first with completed construction in the South Loop area’s new McCormick Square Development area. A boom of construction is underway in the rapidly-evolving McCormick Square part of town. Design Build construction companies, architects, and developers are changing the South Loop – beginning to redefine Chicago’s overall skyline moving it further to the South. Construction overall is booming in Chicago’s South Loop and is nearing delivery of thousands of new apartments and hotel rooms. This article takes a look at twelve high-rise building projects under construction in Chicago’s South Loop.
Stay tuned for our resorts, hospitality and interior photography section of hotels. Step inside the interior of Chicago’s Marriott Marquis hotel, inside the lobby you’ll find modern luxury finishes, fine interior designed guest rooms, and 44 luxury suites. The luxurious new Chicago hotel features two event ballrooms, signature event space on the 33rd floor offering these striking skyline and photo views of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers and Lake Michigan from on-top of the Marriott Marquis, a state-of-the-art fitness center, club lounge, street-level bar, and easy access to area restaurants, the 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena, famous McCormick Place Convention Center, and the recently renovated historic American Book Company building an addition to the Marquis hotel with meeting spaces – all of which are adjacent and nearby. More conveniences, the Chicago’s Marriott Marquis construction links directly to McCormick Place Convention Center and the adjacent Wintrust Arena via pedestrian walkway bridges.
Marriott Marquis Chicago, and the adjacent 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena opened in the Fall of 2017. Construction of the Marriott Marquis Chicago was by Clark Construction. The Clark Construction Group was the lead member of the design-build joint venture team called Prairie District3 Partners (PD3), partnered with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) whom worked together to deliver the $350 million hotel. The Clark-Led venture with Prairie District3 Partners is comprised of construction partners Clark Construction Group, Bulley & Andrews Construction Firm, LLC, Old Veteran Construction, engineering infrastructure by McKissack & McKissack Midwest, and Powers & Sons Construction Company. Architect and Design partners Goettsch Partners and Moody Nolan with Gensler providing the hotel’s initial design concept and schematic design. Curtain wall, blue glass cladding by Harmon, Inc. Branding & Interiors by Simeone Deary Design Group.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are Chicago photographers who photograph buildings, hotels, skyscrapers, luxury, new construction, residential, hospitality, interiors, exteriors, commercial, residential, and more. Contact us about Chicago Architectural Photography. Our photographer team of Ryan and Sarah Miller who’s limits are endless … aerial drone photos and video, skyscraper architectural photos, luxury high-rise condominium photography, 5-star hotel interior photography, boutique hotel, resorts, business plazas, architectural landmarks, lavish estates, commercial properties, industrial skyscrapers, or residential high-rise Chicago buildings.
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Our client, a Commercial Construction Company, commissioned Miller + Miller Architectural Photography to capture exterior photos of The Gems World Academy building located in Downtown Chicago. The Gems World Academy Chicago is a private, K-12 campus school created for the City of Chicago’s elite students. This new Chicago educational development is described as hotel-esque, collegiate, and upscale for affluent children with tuition noted at incredible $30,000/year per pupil.
This isn’t our first project photographing an education building architectural photography photos shoot. During this project, our image focus was on the skyscraper school, high-rise building construction and architectural pictures of the finished building. We captured architectural pictures of the state-of-the-art school building in Chicago showcasing the building’s primary entrances and angles on the south & west elevations. Each side of the property’s facade has a playful mix of glass, metal, and unique use of bold colors. As a Chicago Architectural Photographer specializing in new construction and unique architecture building photography, we travel the Nation photographing buildings and shooting photos of many of the United State’s best architecturally designed buildings. We enjoyed the modern & strategic use of material details within this building’s design. The modernist facade elevations of Gems World Academy utilizes eye-catching primary colors. Our client requested day time exterior building photography showing off the building’s unique curtain wall and color filled exterior facade panels. The distinctive mid-rise building stands out within the Chicago skyline with modern interlacing and stripes in red, yellow and blue.
This is 1 out of our 15 buildings we photographed for our Commercial Construction Company’s architectural client photography project. Photos of Chicago’s GEMS World Academy will go up in our client’s portfolio and as printed images in frames hanging on the Construction Company’s office walls. During office tours, photos of GEMS World Academy have a story to tell. The story will have three parts: GEMS’s construction development, the property’s interesting colorful & unique architecture which is highly photographic as a picture printed inside a frame, and the built building’s purpose as an upscale academy. A building & images with a very interesting story.
The Gems World Academy Chicago building is a 16-story structure, 322,000 square feet school and the property hosts approximately 2,100 students. Commercial construction developers completed phase 1 in 2014. The modern educational development has won awards building design awards, spotlighted in an issue of Architectural Record, and received the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Citation of Merit for Building Innovation from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The GEMS World Academy Chicago and development is located in downtown Chicago. The GEMS building, located on Water Street near Wacker Drive, has an address of 350 East South Water Street Chicago, IL 60601. The private school, academy is conveniently located in the heart of the City of Chicago. GEMS World Academy Chicago is the first PreK-12 school in the United States from GEMS Education. How amazing is it that Chicago was picked to host to the academy’s first private school in the United States. A mid-rise skyscraper within the Chicago skyline located in the Lakeshore East community, just east of the Loop. The GEMS World Academy program operates private schools in Chicago and is connected to the GEMS education global network of international schools with school sites currently in China, Egypt, India, Kenya and beyond, with additional locations opening soon in Egypt, Uganda, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. The GEMS World Academy Phase 2 building construction is underway. Click here to see the GEMS World Academy phase 2 building progress and construction photos looking down from the Vista Tower building. We look forward to watching Phase II building’s construction progress over the next few months. As well as, going back on-site to professionally take photographs of the new building after construction has finished.
A stellar international team created, designed and constructed the GEMS World Academy Chicago property. As well as a team of architects, designers, procurement and health and safety experts and educators contributed to the GEMS World Academy Chicago overall student experience & lifestyle. The companies were responsible for The Gems World Academy Chicago building construction are Architect bKL Architecture, General Contractor for the project is Power Construction and Construction Consultants include Halvorson and Partners Structural, WMA Consulting Engineers, MEP/FP by Mackie Consultants Civil Engineering, Wolff Landscape Architecture, Lighting by Archiluce International, and materials glazed curtain wall, LoE vision glass, translucent glass, and metal panels of various widths and colors application by Harmon Inc. Building awards include: AIA IL 2016 Mies van der Rohe Citation of Merit, IIDA RED Award: Exemplary Design in Educational – PK12 Interiors, ENR Midwest Best Projects Award of Merit: K-12 Education, and ASA Chicago Outstanding Project 2015.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are Chicago commercial photographers. Our photography company provides commercial photography for properties & architectural photographs to a variety of clients, industries, organizations, and building companies Nationwide, in Chicago and the suburban area in real estate development, architects, skyscraper, construction services, design build construction, and more. Visit our About Us page for a comprehensive look at the variety of building, commercial industries, and view our Portfolio to see additional images of past project photographs. Looking to become a client? Count on our photography experience, professionally photographing properties since 2006, photographing architectural Chicago projects, building shots with views of the skyline, construction marketing images, finished building project photos, construction sites, and more for companies. Contact us to discuss a photo project!