This was truly a unique opportunity to assist a growing, local Chicago business as they out grew their original facility and needed to relocate. We worked with the project team early in the concept phase through procurement and provided oversight during the construction phase.
Optimo Hats Manufacturing Facility and Store
Optimo Hats, founded in 1991, had outgrown its former location on Western Avenue in Beverly, Chicago. They decided to move production to a former firehouse, which was renovated to suit the manufacturing needs of the brand. Cotter staff provided services from concept through procurement, and on-call oversight during construction.
Vision Award: Visionary Manufacturing, Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter, 2019
Interiors Award: Retail, Contract Magazine, 2019
National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 2018
Recognizing Exemplary Design (RED) Award, International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Decade of Design, 2018
Design Excellence Award, 1st Place in Retail, American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter, 2018
Interior Architecture Award: Citation of Honor, AIA – Chicago Chapter
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