Reimagining of Allen Center: Phase I Now Complete
The Reimagining of Allen Center kicked off in June 2016 and we are thrilled to share that phase I of the renovation is now complete!
Our multi-million dollar project included a complete transformation of the One Allen Center lobby featuring a two-story glass façade, which will later be home to premier retail as well as a signature chef-driven restaurant; along with a reclad sky bridge that connects One and Two Allen Center. The signature piece of the renovation was the transformation of what was previously a courtyard housed between One, Two, and Three Allen Center into a beautifully landscaped one-acre greenspace we call “The ACRE.”
As you’ve crossed the newly-built sky bridge, you may have noticed the overall transformation of the courtyard into the vibrant greenspace that is now The ACRE. The open, green oasis features five curated landscape areas, each unique and vibrant in their own way. Environmental sustainability was a key factor in The ACRE’s landscape design. Fun fact: from the original courtyard, 63 trees were saved and replanted in The ACRE with an additional 171 planted as well!
Check out a few photos of The ACRE and the newly-renovated One Allen Center lobby:
Keeping our tenants and guests needs in mind, The ACRE features high-end, moveable furniture allowing for larger or more intimate gatherings. The space is also Wi-Fi enabled, which will allow for more collaboration amongst visitors and promote walkability in downtown.
The Reimagining of Allen Center was born out of our desire to cement Brookfield’s standing as a leader in downtown for creating dynamic, unique, multi-use spaces for our tenants and for the next generation of downtown employees. Thank you all for your patience during this first phase of the reimaging of Allen Center. We invite you to come visit and utilize our transformed space!
Photos courtesy of Peter Molick Photography.