Founded in 1995, CMK Companies is a leading Chicago real estate firm that has helped redefine the concept of urban living with its award-winning contemporary buildings. The company is responsible for over $1 billion in real estate development. Hailed by Chicago magazine as "a company that has made a habit of developing forward-looking, contemporary-styled condominium buildings," CMK Companies has won awards for its innovative residential developments from the American Institute of Architects and others. "Not since the glory days of Modernism have high design and high-rise housing so often co-existed," said Residential Architect magazine of CMK. CMK Companies pursues a ceaseless quest for quality, value, and intelligent design for contemporary living with each development project, partnering with the industry?s formative architects and employing leading-edge materials and technologies.
Award Winning Architecture
CMK Companies has reassembled the same architects responsible for the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Contemporaine in River North. Since 1935, Perkins+Will has collaborated with globally recognized clients to set standards for design innovation. Ralph Johnson's work has been a hallmark of Perkins+Will's practice for nearly 30 years. As the firm's Design Director, his innovative design and professional achievements have received national and international acclaim. In the past decade alone, his buildings have been celebrated with over 30 design awards, including five national Honor Awards and more than two dozen regional Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).