Tuesday, December 30, 2008

THOUGHTS: Interesting Concept

You can't stop and give shelter to every homeless person you pass, but 15 Below is a pretty cool concept.

THOUGHTS: A site we like

A very cool companu in Virginia with great salvaged and vintage items. Check 'em out right here: Factory 20.

RETAIL: Threadless Kids Retail Store

3CC was very excited to have been selected to complete the design build scope of work. The Threadless Kids retail store at 1905 W. Division Street. With a budget conscious and sustainable approach and the project was completed ahead of schedule, within budget and with a happy client, which to us is the best way to end any project.

3CC exercised various
Sustainable interior design initiatives during the Deconstruction prior tot he build phase. his projects focus was to maintain the focus on Threadless’ aesthetic & brand along with utilizing an IPD project structure between the clients build out liaison (Dustin Henderlong) 3CC and 3CC's architect. Threadless is a great client to work for and have a very talented staff. It was pleasure to have the opportunity to work for them.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

URBAN OFFICE: Tangible Worldwide - Innovative Creation

3rd Coast utilized a integrated project delivery method working with the client and Founder of Tangible Worldwide Merrick along with Dan Pohrte of Product Architecture + Design. The interior renovation aesthetic & feeling state speaks directly to the concept Tangible Worldwide Chicago office location was to create, an innovative, creative, and welcoming space using a mixture of materials, textures, and building methods.


This is a far cry from typical workspace fluorescent tubes beating down on the employees and creates a healthy and productive work space. There is a boxing gym that had been designed by 3CC. The first floor has the reception area, which showcases a glass partition, a log inset and a custom built reception desk that (which, was assembled on-site re purposing and existing desk). Behind the log inset is the White Room. The conference room has an impressive sound attenuation system that diverts the noise from the progress being done upstairs in the main office areas. The large plain white wall will be used as a projection screen. The bar was designed, as most bars are, for socializing. It also acts as the exterior of the first floor restrooms. The first floor men's bathroom art work was done by Josh Kenyon who is an independent artist and holds the position of creative director for Tangible Worldwide .

Friday, December 19, 2008


Interior renovation in a high rise condominium building located in the Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.Contributors, www.brianwillettephoto.com, architect of record and design architect http://product-architects.com/ , custom kitchen cabinet supply and design http://www.vestachicago.com/2009/home.html

PRESS: CS Interior

The summer issue of CS Interiors featuring Third Coast Construction, LLC and Creative Collective.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Back in the 1920s when a small business was truly the American way to find success, this 20,000 square foot warehouse was the home of the neighborhood grocer. The building is the epitome of old school Chicago and we are working to maintain its original aesthetic charm.

When we first approached this project, the façade was nearly jet black with filth collected over the years. By taking it apart brick by brick, we’ve been able to save much of the original structure. Only a minimal amount of reclaimed face brick has been purchased from a demolition company. By using a soy based cleaning agent, much of the original brick has been restored returning the façade to its intended look. We’ve also saved many of the beautiful features found inside such as a fully functional grocer’s scale.

Architect and designer, Product Architecture and Design, chose a material palette comprised of sustainable materials that will be consistent throughout the project. Due in part to these efforts, this project is going to achieve a LEED Silver rating for sustainable building. In addition to the reclaimed brick and other reclaimed materials, and the soy cleaning agents, we will be using low Voc paints, water based floor coverings, an indoor air quality system, the building will have a green roof, energy star rated lighting fixtures, low flo sustainable plumbing fixtures and more.

In keeping in the tradition that built Chicago, 3CC is excited to partner with the building owners to help them achieve their goal of a sustainable, healthy and community based project to house their business.