In an effort to attract younger clientele into this historic financial institution, the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago commissioned Harley Ellis Devereaux to create a new and sophisticated look for their Monroe Avenue location. A staple in Chicago’s financial sector since its inception in 1889, Northern Trust Bank has always maintained positive relations with both staff and clients. This is relfected in their long‐standing logo which includes an anchor, the nautical symbol of strength and stability.
The design for the lobby's architectural glass canopy was in keeping with the understated grace and poise of the company. The ceramic frit pattern is soft, yet structured and most importantly uniform throughout the installation. This is evident as the illuminated glass canopy gives off an even glow, flooding the space with warm, white light. The metal hardware provides a bit of understated flair, while keeping in line with the tone of the surrounding décor.