Life Time River North at One Chicago is a luxury athletic resort and coworking destination in the heart of downtown Chicago with over 75,000 square feet of tile installed by BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois craftworkers with signatory contractor Diverzify. The facility is steps away from the Magnificent Mile and provides unparalleled amenities to the River North neighborhood.
The project demanded more than just a few tile floors and walls. Instead, it involved multiple specialty and conventional applications including tiled ceilings, mosaics, and enormous gauged porcelain tile panels (GPT). All in all, over 50 different types of tiles were used on the project in array of spaces, from the lobby to locker rooms, bathrooms, a rooftop spa, indoor spa and sauna with 60 linear drains, a lap pool, dining spaces, and more. Perhaps most remarkable was a first-of-its-kind installation in the U.S.: fully tiled Myrtha pools.
Going into the project, the tile setting team knew it would be one of their most challenging to date. Faced with navigating material delays, compressed schedules, atypical trade sequencing, and unprecedented installations during the height of the pandemic, the talented Diverzify crew worked tirelessly to successfully complete the high-end project to the owner’s satisfaction.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the project in this interview featuring the project superintendent and BAC and IMI tile experts.