AbbVie A1 Facade Renovation

North Chicago, Illinois

AbbVie’s most recent project is the 69,888 SF facade renovation of the existing A1 Building which is the company’s Corporate Operations Center.  The project consisted of the removal of the existing 3-story building façade that included steel stud framing, plywood, masonry veneer, and windows; and replacement with new concrete corbel foundations, structural steel, cold form framing, air/vapor barrier, curtain wall windows and new masonry brick with cast stone.  All three exterior canopies were removed and replaced.  Due to the operations of the facility, all work has been performed from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am to avoid disruptions to daily operations.


  • Size: 69,888 SF
  • Architect: Wright Heerema Architects