J.C. Anderson is pleased to announce that the firm completed an interior build out for the immersive art museum Color Factory, now open to the public in the iconic Willis Tower. With locations in Houston and New York, the 24,000-foot space is Color Factory’s largest venue and flagship location, establishing its growth from a pop-up experience. In an ambitious 16-week timeframe, J.C. Anderson brought to life the Color Factory’s mission to celebrate the “joy of color” through interactive installations and curated exhibits inspired by the city of Chicago. Click here to view a video of the project.
This project centered on creating gallery spaces in which Color Factory and its exhibiting artists could install their scenic work – the project began with about 50% of the space planned and 50% to be designed in collaboration with the artists. In partnership with Shorecrest Project Management, Partners by Design and ESD, the scope consisted of leveling and painting the floors, constructing new partitions, installing new mechanical, electrical, and lighting throughout, and also installing millwork and steel.
In total, J.C. Anderson built 10 unique galleries that incorporated 117 different paint colors and installed a ball pit containing 200,000 balls to invite visitors to participate with the art. Other unusual construction and design elements included brightly colored overhead lighting, mirrors, oversize balloons, glitter and high-powered fans. The construction team for J.C. Anderson was led by Angelovich, Project Manager Cameron Helfogt and Superintendent Darrel Panfil.
After an on-time and successful delivery, Color Factory executives were thrilled with the results, both in construction and logistics, calling this build out “the least stressful they have ever done.” Color Factory has established a long-term lease with Catalog at Willis Tower, a five-level upscale dining, retail and entertainment destination, managed by EQ Office and leased by CBRE.