1928 "Art Deco" Sears Building gets major renovation:
Douglas Shoop & David McKee completely
redesigned this landmark building in Cambridge, MA, in 1987, while working as staff
architects for the Developer / Owner, CDIA. Shoop recalls:
"Spending time in the Limestone fabrication plant in Skokie, IL, makes one appreciate the craftsmanship that went into buildings of this era", says Shoop. "I flew out there to make sure that my limestone shop drawings were accurate and buildable." By spending countless hours on the construction site with the masonry contractor, we were able to match the Deco design intent with a 1980's modernized feel.
This massive cream brick and limestone building houses mixed uses of Retail Mall and Office space. Notter Finegold & Alexander were the design architects on the interior mall space in cooperation with Shoop & McKee as building Owners.