case study: cohesion + The John Buck Company + 151 North Franklin

unleashing the power of a connected building

The John Buck Company, a premier, vertically-integrated real estate investment, development and operating company, opened their flagship multi-tenant commercial office building at 151 North Franklin in Chicago in June 2018. The 35-story office tower is technologically advanced and sustainable.  The John Buck Company empowered 151 North Franklin with the Cohesion Intelligent Building Platform, an IoT-enabled platform with mobile and web interfaces that integrate the building’s technology systems, provides a single sign-on interface for all users in the building and provides greater access to information.


Cohesion’s Intelligent Building Platform provides 151 North Franklin occupants with role-based, self-service capabilities for enhanced interaction with the building.  Occupants leverage digital credentials on their mobile device for seamless entry into the building. They can submit service requests, invite visitors, upload guest lists for large events, receive real-time notification of visitor arrival, reserve amenities, send/receive notifications, control HVAC, and reserve parking. 

151 North Franklin

151 North Franklin was awarded

“Most Intelligent Office Building” DIGIE at RealComm | IBCon 2019


  • Securing the building’s converged network of devices while allowing cloud access

  • Training property management staff on new processes

  • Optimizing the digital credential experience for seamless flow into the building

  • Leveraging a new Division 25 design and implementation framework

  • Customizing workflows for tenants with unique requirements


  • Enhanced and expedited entry of 6,000+ occupants and 9,000+ visitors into the building with digital credentials and elevator destination dispatch

  • Reduced service request response time by leveraging the mobile app and push notifications

  • Streamlined processes of property management staff for all daily workflows

  • Providing timely information, such as nearby transit and fitness center availability, to enable occupants to better plan their days