Wooden office building to go up on Chicago’s Goose Island November 13, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Hines in a joint venture with Diversified Real Estate Capital and Big Bay Realty announced it will develop T3 Goose Island, a six-story, 270,000-square-foot heavy timber office development. The project will be the first wood-structured office building developed in Chicago since the 1800s. Hines will work with DLR Group and Michael Green Architects to design a timber-structured building. “Users are seeking authentic office environments that enable their culture. They want modern design, efficient operations and environmentally sensitive construction and T3 Goose Island will deliver on all of their expectations,” said Brian Atkinson, Hines managing director Designed for collaboration and work/life balance, T3 will offer an exceptional complement of amenities including common social areas, a shared rooftop deck, private tenant-only balconies on each floor, bike storage and repair, a modern fitness facility with locker rooms, and dynamic ground floor retail. The environmental benefit of using wood on T3 is the equivalent to taking 966 cars off the road for a year. With timber as the structural system of the project, T3 will be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Chicago.