The ideation of our Net Zero Trailer
What does it take to turn a concept into reality? We weren't the first to think about building a Net Zero trailer, but we were the first to build and use one on our projects. Learn the process we took to figure out how to make it reality - and how it's making a difference for our team.
NDI: Building a holistic approach to mental health
Indiana NeuroDiagnostic Institute stands as a new model of care for behavioral health patients and hospital staff. From incorporating Biophilia, to an extensive amount of mockups, to using Augmented Reality for field verification, it also required the highest level of care during construction to make it a safe reality.
Building WELL for ourselves
We're building a new open concept office in Dublin, Ohio to be WELL Silver certified because we believe our people deserve a space that helps them perform at their best. It's exciting and a lot of change. Join us on our journey as we share what it's like for us to be the client, the builder and the WELL consultant - and how we hope to be a better partner because of it.
A revitalization that continues to invest
The Homan Arthington Foundation had a vision to revitalize the historic North Lawndale neighborhood, which included transforming the former Sears, Roebuck and Co. campus into a green charter high school.
Union Station Burlington Room: Rediscovering the forgotten
The Burlington Room inside Union Station was damaged, covered up and used for offices and storage. Its purpose and features were lost behind an acoustical ceiling and panel walls - until Amtrak recognized the opportunity to restore history and bring new life to Union Station. This is the story of what it once was and what it is today.
Lean and learning in the library
William Rainey Harper Community College was originally established through a referendum. Fifty years later, through another referendum, they had the opportunity to make some needed upgrades. The Building F Library Renovation was long-awaited, and when it received the last of the referendum funds, the administrative staff could not be more excited. As such, the wish list was long, while the budget…
Creating a sustainable home for Chicago Children's Theatre
It's been called a "story of redemption" – a transformation from a facility designed to contain, to one that creates opportunity for expression. For those that worked on the Chicago Children's Theatre project, it's also a story of teamwork and sustainability. Of how collaborating as a team to optimize the building's performance resulted in achieving LEED Gold certification after originally…
Reflections from Marshall Field's 13th floor carpentry studio
Pepper's story would not be the same without our very first and longest enduring relationship: Marshall Field's. The department store now operates as Macy's on State Street, but the Midwest flagship remains forever tied to its Chicago heritage. Through our 90-year history, we restored and worked around its many recognizable features, creating our own set of memories along the way.