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The Salt Shed - From Warehouse to Concert Venue

A great concert venue is more than just a building – it’s an experience. Attentive planning and inspired architectural lighting were important to The Salt Shed’s successful re-imagining of a significant part of Chicago’s built history.

A nearly century-old Chicago icon, The Morton Salt Warehouse complex sat abandoned for years before it was converted into The Salt Shed, a 30,000 SF modern concert venue. The adaptive re-use of this landmark from storehouse to performance space presented a number of challenges that required a team of experts to resolve. Working closely with HBRA Architects and Blue Star Properties, Schuler Shook was a valuable resource for the complex’s 3,800 capacity indoor concert venue: reviewing plans for the stage and backstage areas, planning for special stage and extension platforms, and providing loading information for the stage rigging and solutions for more effective musician load-ins and load-outs.