In the 19th century, Chicago built the world’s first modern skyscraper. In the 20th century, we created a world-renowned skyline. And today, Chicago aspires to make that skyline the most efficient on the planet. – Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Auditorium Building at Roosevelt University


430 South Michigan Avenue


South Loop


Roosevelt University

Year Constructed



Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler

Sq. Footage



10 stories, with an 18-story tower

Building Description

The Auditorium Building holds a place of high honor in Chicago and architectural history. It came to exemplify "organic architecture" and it's commission that launched the firm of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan - subsequent leaders of the Chicago School. The granite 18 story building encompasses the grand Auditorium Theater, the Louis Sullivan Room, Fainman Lounge, the ornate onyx and mosaic lobby with grand staircase, the Ganz Orchestra Hall, the Roosevelt Library situated in the former Dinning Room of the Hotel, to stained glass in the stairwells and beautiful tile floors.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

March 2014