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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, providing loading information for the stage rigging and solutions for more effective musician load-ins and load-outs.