Projects

Welcome to the “Projects” page of my website. The work listed on this page represents an overview of experience by project type. It is not a complete list but will give you a sense of my varied practice as an Architect. Selected projects have a link to an image or to a full project profile. To go back to my visual portfolio go home.

Categories (scroll down or click a heading to jump):

Commercial – Mixed Use

  •  The New City; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Multi-building retail/mixed-use with residential tower component, seven level parking garage and central plaza.
    • Role: Project manager for various portions of the project during the DD and CD phases. Completed the architectural specifications for the entire project (with LEED provisions).
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • DeKalb Mixed-Use; DeKalb, Illinois.
    • Multi-building, six to seven story, mixed-use project including retail and housing adjacent to downtown DeKalb.
    • Role: Project Manager during the pre-design and planning phases of the project.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • Main and Osage Mixed-Use, Normal, Illinois.
    • Five story mixed-use project with ground level retail and four levels of condominium apartments.
    • Role: Specification writer; completed the architectural portions, coordinated consultants specifications and provided technical assistance to the Project Manager during the end of the Construction Documents Phase.
  • 500 West Monroe Street; Chicago, Illinois.
    • 45 story office tower with lobby retail space and twelve floors of parking.
    • Role: Design / technical assistance during design development and construction document phases; involved with detailing of the curtain wall system (skin) of the building.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • The Wrigley Building – see Preservation / Restoration category (below).

Commercial – Office | Banking

  • Radiological Society of North America; Oak Brook, Illinois.
    • Build-out of 22,000 square feet of meeting rooms and offices space (plus a fitness center) utilizing Owner’s design standards.
    • Role: Project Management of the construction operations (Architect: EWP).
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Branch Banks – Comerica Bank; Woodstock & Glenview, Illinois.
  • Affiliated Bank; Skokie (Skokie/Dempster Facility).
  • Office/Suite Renovation(s): Chicago / Oak Brook, Illinois.
    • Design and renovation of a number of small office spaces of varying size and complexity, from under 2000 to over 10,000 square feet.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed all phases of the projects – design through construction.
      • Pepper Construction, Tinley Park Office
      • Gruntal Investment House, 2 First National Bank
      • Affiliated Bank Office Space, North Avenue
      • Affiliated Bank Office Space, Oak Brook
      • Comerica Bank Office Space, 203 LaSalle Street (3rd floor)
      • Comerica Bank Office Space, 203 LaSalle Street (26th floor)

Retail | Entertainment | Hospitality

  • Autograph Hotel; Chicago, Illinois
    • New mid-rise, concrete frame, boutique hotel (21 story, 195 rooms) in Chicago’s Streeterville area.
    • Role: Technical assistance to the design team and various construction administration tasks.
  • Firehouse Falls, Indoor Water Park; Bridgeview, Illinois.
    • 90,000 s.f. ($60 million) indoor water park and family entertainment center as part of a mixed-use development at the Bridgeview Soccer Complex.
    • Role: Project Manager/Project Architect from Schematic Design through Foundation Permit Drawings (project canceled).
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • DoubleTree Hotel; Chicago, Illinois
    • Complete renovation of former Holiday Inn on Chicago’s gold coast. Project focusing on drop-off area, lobby, restaurants and public spaces.
    • Role: Project Manager during the design phases.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • Woodstock Opera House – see Preservation | Restoration category (below).
  • The Right Start Store: various locations (over 25 stores).
    • Design refinement/roll-out for a new 2500 square foot children’s specialty retail store.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the projects; refined the initial design and managed the roll-out program for the client from project scheduling through construction support.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  •  Contempo Casuals: various locations (over 10 stores).
    • Design refinement/roll-out program for 4000 – 8000 square foot specialty retail store .
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the projects; refined the initial design to meet budget requirements and managed the roll-out program for the client.
  • Tensuke Market Sushi Bar: Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
    • Renovation and upgrades to a sushi bar in a Japanese grocery store including prep and serving areas.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed all phases of the project.
  • Brothers Gourmet Coffee Bars: various locations.
    • Design development and Construction Documents for 2000-3000 square foot coffee houses.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed all phases of the projects.
  • Miscellaneous Retail and Food Service projects in the Chicago area.
    • Role: Contributed to the projects; design and drafting tasks, specification, client interaction and construction support; some project management. Selected projects include:
      • Marshall Field’s, various departments, Chicago area.
      • Brookstone Store, various locations, US.
      • The Patisserie, food court outlet, Mount Prospect, Illinois.
      • Stride-Rite Shoe Stores, three locations, Chicago area.

Schools | Libraries | Civic | Public

  • CHA Altgeld Gardens – Library / Childcare / Community Spaces; Chicago, Illinois
    • 40,000 S.F. / 1-story, $16 million, LEED Gold, mixed-use building housing a branch of the Chicago Public Library (CPL), a licensed day care center for over 150 kids and multi-purpose community spaces for both Library and community use at Altgeld Gardens Homes, a historic Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) project (project ongoing).
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from conception to the completion of construction.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . . (coming soon)
  • Cook County – Child Advocacy Centers; Chicago & Rolling Meadows, Illinois
    • Build-out of existing space at two Cook County courthouses into childcare / drop-off facilities for children of parents making court appearances.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from end of construction document phase to the completion of construction.
    • Click here for an image of this project . . .
  • GSA – Custom House Child Care Center; Chicago, Illinois
    • Complete renovation of an existing, 8,500 S.F. day care center.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project during the construction phase.
    • Click here for an image of this project . . . (coming soon)
  • PBC/CPS – Walter Payton College Preparatory High School Annex; Chicago, Illinois.
    • 49,000 S.F. / 3-story, $20 million school addition. Firm served as Architect of Record for this LEED project. Program included: classrooms, gymnasium, cafe / lounge space, black box theater, some renovation in the existing school including a new science lab and site work.
      • Chicago Building Congress (CBC), 2017, merit award winner for buildings under $55 million.
      • Vestibule / Generator Project – Separate and concurrent CPS project ($300,000).
      • Parking Lot Project – Separate and concurrent CPS Project ($1,000,000).
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from construction document phase to the completion of construction.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • PBC/CPS – 2013 School Improvement Program; Chicago, Illinois
    •  Renovation, refurbishment and repair work including: masonry repair, roof work, interior finishes, selected MEPFP and kitchen work, some classroom reconfiguration / new program spaces (computer lab, media lab, engineering lab, science room) to four schools as part of the 2013 program (Atlgeld, Barton, Joplin & Fort Dearborn Elementary Schools). Total construction budget of about $8 million.
    • Role: Project Manager for the Design Architect during the Design, Procurement and Construction Phase; working in tandem with the PBC Project Manager to insure that the work of the AOR/Design-Build team meets the scope and quality requirements of the CPS program. Same role during the close-out phase but for 24 schools.
  • PBC/CPS – Edgebrook Elementary School; Chicago, Illinois.
    • 34,000 S.F. / 2-story, $10 million, school addition. Firm served as Architect of Record for this LEED Silver project.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from transfer package to completion of construction documents.
    • Click here for a full profile from this project . . .
  • CPS – Buckingham School; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Masonry repair, roof work, window replacement, some interior finish work, some MEP and other minor repair work to a small neighborhood special needs elementary school.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from start to finish.
  • CPS – Smyth School; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Masonry repair, roof work, cornice/parapet restoration, window replacement, some MEP and other minor repair work to a large neighborhood elementary school.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project from start to finish.
  • Mount Horeb Area Historical Society – Driftless Historium; Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
    • 15,000 S.F. / 2-story, $1.5 million local history museum. The project included the renovation of an existing 5,000 S.F. museum and 10,000 S.F. of new construction. The program included: lobby/gift shop, permanent exhibit area, temporary exhibit area, programming / large meeting, research / meeting room, receiving / work area, archive & artifact storage, administrative and support spaces.
    • Role: Architectural design services and project guidance to the building committee.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Woodstock Opera House – see Preservation | Restoration category (below).
  • Elks Memorial – see Preservation | Restoration category (below).
  • Lawrence Hall Youth Services; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Phased new campus and headquarters facility including dormitory style housing, school and administrative offices for Lawrence Hall.
    • Role: Technical support to the design team for various portions of the project.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • Chicago Public Library (CPL) – Altgeld Gardens Branch – see CHA Altgeld Gardens Project (above).
  • Benton Harbor Public Library; Benton Harbor, Michigan.
    • 28,000 square foot/two-story renovation and addition. A complete make-over of the facility, both building systems and functionality.
    • Role: Technical support, LEED specifications, some project management.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Defiance Public Library; Defiance, Ohio.
    • Phased renovation of a historic Carnegie library. All new MEP systems, new entry element, complete reconfiguration of interior spaces, restoration of historic interior elements.
    • Role: Technical support, specifications, construction administration, PM of some phases.
  • Brown County Public Library; Green Bay, Wisconsin.
    • Skylight replacement project. First phase of a potentially multi-phased project. New skylight element, structural work, lighting and other incidental work.
    • Role: Project Manager; directed the project during design / construction documents phases.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .

Residential | Institutional

  • Irene McCoy Gaines Senior Apartments; Chicago, Illinois
    • Complete building assessment for a 1960s, 17 story, concrete frame, 150 unit senior public housing project for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA).
    • Role: Project Manager, led the assessment team, organized and edited the final report.
  • Thorncreek Senior Living; Thornton, Illinois.
    • Five story, wood framed construction over a concrete parking level, includes 46 units and a number of tenant amenities.
    • Role: Provided technical assistance to the project team during design and construction.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . . coming soon
  • Grace Park Senior Housing; Schiller Park, Illinois
  • Saint Francis Monastery; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Master Planning for 30,000 S.F. Monastery complex (1890’s), parish center and other adjacent parish structures to determine the future course of complex.
    • Project Manager, directed the project and contributed to the design effort.
  • Deborah’s Place – Transitional Housing; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation of a 30,000 S.F. (1890’s) convent into a single-room transitional housing, training and support facility for homeless women.
    • Project Manager; directed the project during bidding and construction phases.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • The New City – see Commercial – Mixed Use category (above).
  • DeKalb Mixed-Use – see Commercial – Mixed Use category (above).
  • Main and Osage Mixed-Use – see Commercial – Mixed Use category (above).
  • Lawrence Hall Youth Services – see Schools | Libraries | Civic category (above).

Medical | Clinical

  • Medical Office / Clinical Spaces, Northshore University Health Systems; Gurnee, Illinois
    • Build-out of three medical suites: primary care, radiology and cardiology in a new “core & shell” space – 26,600 square feet.
    • Role: Project Management of the construction operations (Architect: ESA).
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Medical Suites (2), Illinois Masonic Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Build-out of two medical suites for a radiology center and psychiatric learning center – approximately 3,000 square feet.
    • Role: Project Manager from design development thru CD’s.
  • Health Center, University of Chicago – Friend Center; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation of a portion of a 30,000 s.f., 1950’s children’s psychiatric campus into a full service health clinic (pediatrics, ob-gyn, x-ray, etc.).
    • Role: Assisted the project manager and directed portions of the design development and construction document phases of the project.
  • Medical Imaging Facilities.
    • Renovation and new construction of imaging facilities of varying sizes and complexity; free-standing clinics, medical suites, hospital and clinical spaces – both public and private contracts throughout the country (involved with over 30 projects).
    • Role: Contributed to various phases of the projects including project management role and construction support for a number of later projects. Selected projects include:
      • Rhode Island Hospital Radiology; Providence, Rhode Island
      • Saint Vincent Hospital MRI Center; Manhattan, New York
      • Radiology Clinic; LaJolla, California
      • MRI Center; Meridian, Mississippi
      • Saint Margaret’s Hospital Radiology; Hammond, Indiana
      • Univ. of Illinois Hospital MRI Center; Chicago, Illinois
    • Click here for a full profile one of these projects . . .

Religious | Places of Worship

  • Community Christian Church; Naperville, Illinois.
    • Master planning for a 80,000-100,000 S.F. Worship and Christian Life Facility; implementation of Phase I, a 35,000 S.F., 3-level, Multi-purpose Worship Facility and Phase II, a 25,000 S.F., 3-level addition.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed all projects and contributed to the design effort.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • North Shore Congregation Israel, Northbrook, Illinois
  • The Moody Church; Chicago, Illinois
  • Hyde Park Union Church; Chicago, Illinois
    • Chancel design and reconfiguration for this historic Church
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project and contributed to the design effort.
  • Evangelical Covenant Church; Hinsdale, Illinois
    • Master Planning for a 25,000 + S.F. neighborhood Church Facility expansion; implementation of Phase I (12,000 S.F.) addition and renovation work.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project and contributed to the design effort.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Grace Episcopal Church – see Preservation | Restoration category, below
  • Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church; Downer’s Grove, Illinois
  • Hope Community Church; Oak Forest, Illinois
  • Trinity Lutheran Church; Crown Point, Indiana
  • Coal City United Methodist Church; Coal City, Illinois
    • 12,000 S.F. frame/masonry Church; narthex, worship, social hall, and classrooms.
    • Role: Field Architect, completed the construction administration work.
  • Saint Michael the Archangel Parish; Schererville, Indiana.
    • 45,000 S.F. masonry Church; narthex, 1200 seat worship space, chapel, social hall support spaces – completed in two phases.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project from design development through construction.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish – Phase II; Inverness, Illinois.
    • 40,000 S.F. foot addition to a 1980’s church; social hall / gymnasium, large kitchen, large meeting rooms, classrooms and seminar rooms.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project from design development through construction.

Preservation | Restoration | Refurbishment

  • Irene McCoy Gaines Apartments – see Residential | Institutional category (above).
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
    • Assessment, renovation, repair and refurbishment work at various federal buildings in the Chicago area.
    • Role: Contributed to various phases of the projects including project management and construction support for a number them. Selected projects include:
      • Roof / Parapet Repair Project, Custom House.
      • Lead Abatement Assessment, Custom House.
      • Lower Level Concrete Repairs, 536 South Clark.
      • HVAC Blower Fan Replacement, Dirksen Courthouse.
      • Judges Shower and Toilet Room Renovations, Dirksen Courthouse.
      • Ceiling / MEP Replacement Work, Klusinski Building.
      • Roof / Parapet Assessment, Custom House.
      • Parking / Site Re-Work, Federal Archives and Records Center.
      • MEP improvements, Federal Archives and Records Center.
  • Historic Riverside Water Tower: Riverside, Illinois
    • Study of deteriorating masonry façade and coatings, and peeling roof coating; evaluation of prior restorations efforts that are failing and proposed solutions.
    • Role: Project Manager for the study phase.
  • The Wrigley Building; Chicago, Illinois
    • Renovation, restoration and refurbishment of the lower level facades, lobbies and plaza of the flagship building.
    • Role: Technical support to the design team for various portions of the project.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • Uptown Theater; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Building assessment for restoration, renovation and possible conversion to entertainment venue.
    • Role: Provided technical support to the partner-in-charge.
  • Woodstock Opera House; Woodstock, Illinois.
    • Building Addition and minor renovation to the 1880’s historic civic center and performance center (National Register of Historic Places).
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project from design development through construction.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Grace Episcopal Church; Oak Park, Illinois.
    • Interior masonry restoration and repair to this historic 1890’s gothic church.
    • Role: Project Manager, directed the project, completed the construction documents and construction administration phase.
    • Click here for an image of this project . . .
  • Ida B. Wells Housing “Historic Element;” Chicago, Illinois.
    • Design work to adapt historic public housing to market rate apartments.
    • Role: Project Manager, led the design effort and directed the project.
  • The Elks Memorial; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Restoration of the 1920’s Elks National Memorial (classical rotunda) building: exterior walls, plaza pavers, parapets, steel windows and roof systems.
    • Role: Contributed to portions of the project(s) including some project management.
  • Yondorf Hall; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation and restoration of the 1890’s Yondorf Block Building (National Register of Historic Places).
    • Role: Contributed to portions of project(s); Project Architect for the “white box” renovation of the second and third floor auditorium space.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .

Small Scale Residential

  • Home Addition; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Addition and renovation of an owner occupied two unit home. Project included sustainable elements in the design (construction never completed).
    • Role: Architect of Record for the project; completed or directed all work.
    • Click here for an Image from this project . . .
  • CTS President’s House Renovation; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Gut renovation and addition to portions of the Chicago Theological Seminary President’s house.
    • Role: Project Manager during parts of the design and construction phases.
  • Home Addition/Renovation; Winnetka, Illinois.
  • Home Addition/Renovation; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation and addition (600 square foot) to an 1890’s two-story Victorian home. Addition included new kitchen, breakfast area and new master bedroom suite.
    • Role: Architect of Record for the project; completed all work.
    • Click here for a full profile of this project . . .
  • Malato Apartment Renovation; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation of a vintage walk-up apartment building (six flat) into six new apartments (a one bedroom garden unit, 4 – two bedroom units and a three bedroom duplex unit).
    • Role: Architect of Record for the project; completed or directed all work.
  • Gabriel Place Condominiums; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation of a vintage walk-up apartment building (six flat) into six condominiums (4 – two bedroom units and 2 – two bedroom duplex units).
    • Role: Architect of Record for the project; completed all work.
  • Silverman Coach House Renovation; Chicago, Illinois.
    • Renovation of a, 1000 square foot, coach house; included new kitchen, stair to second floor and fireplace – complete reorganization of space.
    • Role: Architect for the project; completed all work.
    • Click here for an image from this project . . .
  • Miscellaneous residential projects in Milwaukee and Chicago.
    • Role: Architect or Designer for the projects (role/scope of work varied). Selected projects include:
      • Home addition, Riverside, Illinois (un-built)
      • Kitchen renovation, Riverside, Illinois
      • Attic build-out, Riverside, Illinois (un-built)
      • Home addition, Mequon, Wisconsin
      • Garage with loft, Oak Park, Illinois
      • Façade renovation, Winnetka, Illinois
      • Home renovation, Lakeview/Chicago, Illinois
      • Kitchen renovation, Chicago, Illinois
      • Small home addition, Brookfield, Wisconsin

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