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  • How women are breaking into the construction industry

    17 Jul 2019 C-VILLE - Carol Diggs
    Anne Lassere is the very model of a young woman whose career is about to take off. Competent, confident, poised and well-educated, the daughter of a doctor and a lawyer, she’s studied sculpture and an ...
  • Prefab Housing in Chicago

    16 Jul 2019 Construction Citizen - Jim Kollaer
    Off-site production of modular apartments, pods of bathrooms for hospitals and a number of “production line” construction techniques are once again showing up in some interesting places and being used ...
  • The Illinois Senate and House passed a bill that could encourage more African Americans to take part in apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. The Diversity in Construction Apprenticesh ...
  • Chicago bungalow gets a new look after design competition

    11 Jul 2019 Sara Freund - Curbed Chicago
    The iconic Chicago bungalow, which was once a starter home for many Chicagoans, is getting a new look. More than a hundred architects across the world submitted projects for a competition to design an ...
  • The futuristic 700-MPH mass transit system takes a small step closer to reality The idea of zipping from the Loop to O’Hare in 12 minutes though Elon Musk’s subterranean tunnel is all but dead in the ...
  • Chicago’s housing market is finally balancing

    08 Jul 2019 Chicago Mag - Aj Latrace
    For home sellers, the good times keep on rolling. Despite fears of a looming international trade war and a brutally cold winter, a report from brokerage RE/MAX indicates that overall home prices remai ...
  • Officials from Midwest cities and towns are finally getting a chance to reevaluate flood control after waters have begun to recede, some for the first time this year. After 96 consecutive days above f ...
  • Illinois governor signs $45B state construction bill

    01 Jul 2019 Construction Dive - Kim Slowey
    In a move that reportedly transcended politics, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a bipartisan plan that will sink $45 billion into state construction projects and construction-rel ...
  • Timeline Theatre selects architect to design its new Uptown home

    28 Jun 2019 Curbed Chicago - Jay Koziarz
    Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre Company has selected architecture firm HGA to design its new home in an old Uptown building, the nonprofit organization revealed on Wednesday. The news comes six months afte ...
  • The 24-story, 615-room Toyoko Inn Hotel development slated for a parking lot near Chicago’s Union Station has once again caught the attention of 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly for its apparent lack ...
  • Chicago moves to modernize as city overhauls building codes

    28 Jun 2019 The Architect's Newspaper - Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough
    On April 10, under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council approved an overhaul to the Chicago Building Code, the first update since 1949. This announcement has invigorated the local desig ...
  • Mayor of Chicago Endorses Chicago Build

    27 Jun 2019 Chicago Build
    The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, has just announced her official support for Midwest’s leading and largest construction and design event, Chicago Build, taking place on September 19 & 20, 2019. A ...
  • Chicago’s most expensive residential rental property is set to make its real estate market debut June 28 when  LEVEL Furnished Living, a division of Onni Group, will list the two-story penthouse for a ...
  • The first piece of the megadevelopment’s puzzle is the final phase of the Wells-Wentworth Connector project
  • Lawndale artist Haman Cross got the ball rolling, and student artists helped design a complete course overhaul.
  • Fresh off a flight from Aspen, Colorado, Jean Brownhill is brimming with enthusiasm for a new business initiative when we chat over the phone. While the adventurous excursions often associated with th ...
  • LGBTQ Community: 7 Architects who raise the pride and design flag high

    25 Jun 2019 Pallavi Mehra, Architectural Digest
    In the spirit of the Pride Month, we decided to take a look at individuals from the field who are forwarding the cause of design and their community
  • Architectural lighting designers take the spotlight in the Illuminating Engineering Society NYC's yearly Lumen Awards, which were established in 1968 and have grown into a prestigious international ev ...
  • This week, the Chicago Architecture Center is teaming up with WBEZ’s Curious City for an exciting evening event at which a group of prominent Chicago designers will battle for trivia honors in a live ...
  • Proposals currently on tap for the trendy corridor include a massive tech incubator, more office space, and a 17-story hotel.
  • A long-discussed plan to build a five-story, mixed-use development topped by artist housing in Humboldt Park reached a key milestone on Wednesday as the Chicago City Council approved financial support ...
  • The school that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built has a new leader: The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago has named Reed Kroloff as dean of the College of Architecture. Kroloff, who has a B.A. ...
  • Rents up in Rogers Park, Bronzeville Rents in the historically affordable neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Bronzeville have spiked over the last year, particularly near CTA stations, according to a st ...
  • As part of a masterplan along the Chicago River, the River Beech Tower is a residential high-rise which, if built, would be taller than any existing timber building. The collaborative team behind Rive ...
  • Construction firms across the U.S. continue to battle a skilled labor shortage that is pushing project deadlines and costs in a negative direction. In mid-2018, the Associated General Contractors of A ...
  • As the International Interior Design Association celebrates its 25th anniversary, its annual Interior Design Competition continues to recognize and encourage innovation in the design and furnishing of ...
  • Three new leaders were elected to The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19). At the meeting, AIA delegates elected:  Peter Exley, ...
  • Meet the builders of Bronzeville

    13 Jun 2019 Crain's Chicago Business
    "This is an up-and-coming neighborhood that's coming up fast," Sawsan Jawdat says as she shows a visitor around a house at 4607 S. Calumet Ave., one of four in a row she built on this block of Bronzev ...
  • During this cycle, developers have been eager to deliver big box industrial buildings to feed the voracious appetite of large users. However, the banquet may be oversupplied, as the number of large, s ...
  • Money to support a McCormick Place expansion would be raised by expanding a 1% tax on restaurant meals and drinks under legislation adopted Wednesday in the Illinois Senate. The proposal, which has st ...
  • Chicago developers are making bold plays to turn long-vacant brownfield sites, obsolete industrial corridors, and underutilized historic buildings into megadevelopments. The recent push to “go big or ...
  • It has also confirmed the appointment the lead architect. Studio ORD joint venture will drive the design of theexpansion programme, which is known as O’Hare 21. The appointment of Studio ORD had been ...
  • Luftwerk’s year-long exploration of architecture by Mies Van Der Rohe began with a geometric grid of red lazers, lighting up the Barcelona Pavilion. Later this year, their homage to mies will end with ...
  • Vying for $2,000 in cash prizes, collaboration with a Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) partner, and a pat on the back from former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sixty-one student teams from forty-two Illinois ...
  • As the world moves to a zero-carbon future, cities will be key places to transform–particularly buildings, which account for more than half of emissions in most cities. Reinventing Cities, a competiti ...
  • The 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled …and other such stories, will present work that explores architecture as it relates to social, political, and environmental issues. Curators Yesomi Umolu ...
  • Skender’s first customer, prolific Chicago developer Sterling Bay, plans to bring 10 three-flat, affordable-rate apartment buildings to vacant lots in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago’s ...
  • Energy storage firm Sonnen has partnered with Evolutionary Home Builders and Brandon Weiss to unveil the sonnenCommunity initiative. The initiative will result in the development of first-of-its-kind ...
  • CHICAGO, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Though audio has always been close to Tim Pickett's heart, listening to intuition over the buzz of industry standard has been his loudest proponent. As Founder an ...
  • The wave of store closures over the past several years has begun making an impact on Chicago’s retail market, Marcus & Millichap reported. Space is being absorbed more slowly than in prior years, espe ...
  • Perkins + Will is an eighty-year-old architecture firm with noteworthy designs across the world, including the 850-foot Chase Tower in Chicago, where the firm is based. Its architects have designed un ...
  • A plan to build a new seven-story, 100 percent affordable housing development next to the Logan Square Blue Line stop is advancing after 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said he will recommend t ...
  • The city took a significant step towards establishing a landmark district in Pilsen despite a lukewarm reception from the alderman-elect and the objections of a small-but-vocal group of residents. On ...
  • On Wednesday, the mayor’s office announced Chicago’s Garfield Green housing proposal was selected as a winner in C40’s global Reinventing Cities competition. Now, the design team will take steps to ma ...
  • Affordable housing that doesn't look like the usual

    20 May 2019 Chicago Business News
    In the past three decades, one Chicago architecture firm has designed about 5,000 units of affordable housing in the city. The firm is proud of the figure, though “it’s nothing compared to the number ...
  • “CONNECT THE DOTS” was recently revealed as the winning entry of the 2018 Chicago Prize. Based on the Chicago Architectural Club's yearlong “Crossing the Line” theme, the latest edition of the biennia ...
  • Did you know…the State of Illinois purchased billions worth of products and services during fiscal year 2017 to run social service facilities, office buildings, garages, state parks and more. Products ...
  • As construction on the 300,000-square-foot “Catalog” addition at the base of Willis Tower progresses, crews recently completed the large curving skylight capping the project’s upcoming retail and dini ...
  • CHICAGO — Cabrini-Green, the Robert Taylor Homes: demolished years ago, Chicago’s most notorious projects continue to haunt the city, conjuring up the troubled legacy of postwar public housing in Amer ...
  • The New York-based firm OMA and Chicago-based KOO has been named the winner of an international competition to design an innovative ‘Center for the Arts’ on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ...
  • On Monday, the City of Chicago announced the completion of the $12 million revamp of the easternmost segment of the Chicago Riverwalk, located between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A stroll th ...
  • After two years of construction, The Paragon—the South Loop’s newest and arguably most technologically advanced apartment tower—is officially open for business. The 47-story, 500-unit building from Mu ...
  • A nondescript shipping container sits just to the west of the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, painted black and framed from 60th Street by flora and trees. A modest structure c ...
  • When big office towers rise in a neighborhood, apartment developers aren’t far behind. All those office workers need a place to live, after all. That’s the thinking behind a 33-story apartment tower C ...
  • 4 women architects in Chicago history you should know

    09 May 2019 Chicago Architecture Center
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a list of four historic, trailblazing women architects who made their mark in Chicago.
  • A River North office proposal could give downtown Chicago its second kinetic wall, joining an example currently under construction at 333 N. Green Street in the Fulton Market. Comprised of rows of ind ...
  • On Friday, Chicago officially broke ground on new Green Line station at the intersection of Lake Street and Damen Avenue on the city’s Near West Side. Designed by architecture firm Perkins + Will, the ...
  • Chicago launches online map for street closures, construction projects Construction season is upon us, and the Chicago Department of Transportation has launched ChiStreetWork just in time for it. Deve ...
  • A decade ago, it was hard to see where an education in Arts would take you. But for BRS Sreenag, it’s written in blood, and the artform is in his DNA. The grandson of iconic cinematographer, the late ...
  • Then & Now: Powerhouse – Lockport

    07 May 2019 The Herald News
    A major engineering achievement of the late 19th century was the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This canal was dug from Chicago to Lockport from 1890 to 1900 and extended to Joli ...
  • As New York lawmakers discuss regulations to make the city’s glass skyscrapers more eco-friendly, Chicago may soon adopt new building standards aimed at protecting a very specific segment of the natur ...
  • A ten-story retail and senior housing development proposed for the Six Corners shopping district on Chicago’s Northwest Side ran into trouble this week when it failed to pass City Council’s Zoning Com ...
  •  Vista Tower, the newest and most noticeable addition to Chicago’s famous skyline, reached a notable construction milestone on Friday when workers installed the final structural beam atop the 101-stor ...
  • The Wild Mile at the North Branch Canal wants to bring nature into the city.
  • Chicago Uncovered: NEMA Chicago

    29 Apr 2019 ABC 7 Chicago
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC7 is teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Center as part of a new series called Chicago Uncovered to showcase locations, new and old, that distinguish Chicago among other citie ...
  • The Chicago Transit Authority has completed nearly $4 million in railroad track improvements on the Red Line at Addison station. The work was part of the ongoing modernization of CTA rail service and ...
  • CHICAGO, IL—Greenwich, CT-based Knighthead Funding has provided Noah Properties Chicago with a $14.36 million construction loan for the Roselle Apartments, a transit-oriented multifamily community bei ...
  • American architect Jeanne Gang has been listed on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people for 2019. The Studio Gang founder is the only architect to make the Time 100 list this year. The r ...
  • A River North office proposal could give downtown Chicago its second kinetic wall, joining an example currently under construction at 333 N. Green Street in the Fulton Market. Comprised of rows of ind ...
  • Our MPO story of ‘INVEST – A Sustainability Tool’

    23 Apr 2019 Neha Soni- Architect - Urban Designer - Planner
    Springfield MPO (IL) was invited at the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organisations) Annual Conference in Portland (OR) to present one of the initial testing concept projects using newly ...
  • The first of three new high-rises planned for the vacant northeast corner of Chicago’s Lakeshore East community will break ground this summer, project co-developers LendLease and Magellan announced th ...
  • We can’t let a festering anti-developer atmosphere hold back Chicago’s minority- and women-owned businesses—and thus hold back the very neighborhoods that protesters want to protect.
  • Chicago City Hall Green Roof- a 20 year retrospective

    17 Apr 2019 Living Architecture Monitor
    Chicago’s City Hall rooftop garden is arguably one of the more recognized green roof applications on the continent. It helped shepherd in a new era of urban greening and resiliency efforts in Chicago ...
  • In many ways, design today is treated as avenue to inclusion. Architects beautify and reconceptualize affordable housing, devise public spaces that bring art out of galleries and to the masses, and cr ...
  • Ultramoderne’s Chicago Horizon proposal won the competition organized by CAB to design a low-cost multi-functional pavilion in Chicago’s Museum Campus, not far from the Shedd Aquarium. In designing th ...
  • CONSHOHOCKEN, PA—Keystone Property Group has begun construction of SORA West, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Conshohocken, PA that will house the new global corporate headquarters of Ame ...
  • On Wednesday, Chicago-based developer Newcastle Limited presented its plans for a pair of mixed-use Gold Cost developments to unruly standing-room-only crowd at meeting hosted by 2nd Ward Alderman Bri ...
  • Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to approve one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top goals: a major reworking of the city’s building code, the first such undertaking in 70 years. After a week that saw alde ...
  • NEMA Chicago, one of the city’s biggest apartment buildings to sprout up in years — both in height and unit count — is leasing up for its first wave of move-ins next month. The 896-foot tower, Chicago ...
  • CHICAGO—CoreSite Realty Corp. of Denver has commenced construction on the first phase of its 169,000-square-foot colocation data center known as “CH2” here. “We’re excited to have under construction a ...
  • The governor of Illinois, whose family started the Pritzker Prize, is set to sell Helmut Jahn's James R Thompson Center in Chicago, putting the fate of the postmodern building in "serious trouble". Ja ...
  • Designed by Rode Island-based architecture firm Ultramoderne (led by Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis)  for the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Chicago Horizon timber pavilion is now a popular a ...
  • Rafael Viñoly Architects released a short film, and exterior and interior renderings of NEMA Chicago, designed for developer Crescent Heights in 2013 for its "lifestyle apartment brand" NEMA. https:// ...
  • The curators for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial have announced early highlight contributors who will create newly commissioned projects and other materials for the exhibition. The initial list ...
  • If you visit Chicago, you're likely to end up at "The Bean." That's what most people call "Cloud Gate," a sculpture by Anish Kapoor that has become a favorite spot for tourists taking selfies. That’s ...
  • Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has landed the coveted O’Hare Global Terminal design project, part of a massive $8.5 billion airport expansion program. Her soaring glass and wood design will welcome in ...
  • Dive Brief: A team led by Landmark Development has proposed the mixed-use One Central project, a massive transit-oriented redevelopment of the 34-acre site next to Soldier Field in Chicago. The projec ...
  • When it comes to gender inequity in the architecture world, the writing’s on the wall: In the U.S. alone, women make up nearly half of the student body in architecture schools, and yet those numbers d ...

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