Solstice on the Park

Chicago, IL

Completed 2018

Mac Properties


400,000 sf / 272 ft / 250 units

Green Globes Certified, Two Green Globes


Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Solstice on the Park is a twenty-six-story residential tower shaped by the angles of the sun and one of the first Studio Gang projects to explore the idea of solar carving for environmental advantages.

The design cuts into the building’s facade in response to the sun and orients surfaces to the optimum 72-degree angle for Chicago’s latitude, maximizing sunlight in winter for passive solar warming and minimizing light and heat gain during summer to reduce air-conditioning usage.

The structure—which includes 250 dwellings and a green roof—also takes advantage of expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and Chicago’s skyline to the north.

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Glazing is calibrated to the optimum sun angles for Chicago's latitude, 72 degrees in summer and 42 degrees in winter.

Ground Floor Plan

South and East Elevations


, structural engineering, façade

Christy Webber Landscapes, landscape design

WMA Sustainability Solutions Group, sustainability

Advance Mechanical, mechanical

JMS Electric Inc., electrical

Ewing Doherty Mechanical, plumbing

US Alliance Fire Protection, fire protection

SPACECO, civil engineering

Jenkins & Huntington, elevator


Editors' Pick, The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Residential – Multiunit Category, 2019

Finalist, Residential Category, World Architecture Festival, 2019



Chicago Tribune — “Made with the Shade: A Striking Jeanne Gang Tower Elevates its Lakefront Setting in Hyde Park”

Chicago Tribune — “Made with the Shade: A Striking Jeanne Gang Tower Elevates its Lakefront Setting in Hyde Park”

“Amid a construction boom characterized by blandness rather than boldness, Chicago architect Jeanne Gang’s new apartment tower in Hyde Park is a striking exception: a building that turns the important but prosaic task of saving energy into muscular visual poetry.” Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin previews Solstice on the Park.


Curbed Chicago — “Inside Jeanne Gang’s Solstice on the Park”

“The striking apartment tower is a future Hyde Park icon in the making.”