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Creating a sustainable home for Chicago Children's Theatre

It's been called a "story of redemption" – a transformation from a facility designed to contain, to one that creates opportunity for expression. For those that worked on the Chicago Children's Theatre project, it's also a story of teamwork and sustainability. Of how collaborating as a team to optimize the building's performance resulted in achieving LEED Gold certification after originally setting out to achieve LEED Silver – and at no additional cost.

Reflections from Marshall Field's 13th floor carpentry studio

Pepper's story would not be the same without our very first and longest enduring relationship: Marshall Field's. The department store now operates as Macy's on State Street, but the Midwest flagship remains forever tied to its Chicago heritage. Through our 90-year history, we restored and worked around its many recognizable features, creating our own set of memories along the way.