Tavistock Restaurants Inc.


CMS Architecture & Design, P.C.


Construction Manager

ICI served as Construction Manager for the fast-tracked, complicated, build-out of this unique, historic structure into ZED451 in Chicago, which opened to rave reviews, not only for its food, but also for its unique design.

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, this historic building has taken on a new life and contemporary look. The two-story atrium of steel and glass is each patron’s first glimpse of this strikingly modern and tastefully designed steakhouse with an international twist.

Clean design lines and warm wood overtones combine to give customer’s a comfortable meeting, mingling and eating experience.
Downstairs several waiting areas, a circular bar, wine room and dining area with a “fire pit” table make ZED especially unique. The second floor features more dining and a roof-top bar complete with wooded, cushioned seating, a grassy seating area and a skylight that allows a view of diners below. Floors are of concrete pavers. Exotic wood finishes add to the unusual decor.

Because the ZED building is over 100 years old, it was extremely diligent in field measuring all aspects of the area to ensure that steel and glass for the new atrium fit to perfection.