ATLANTA — While speaking at the Oct. 5 luncheon hosted by the Atlanta chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Atlanta), Emory University law professor Mindy Goldstein addressed some of the environmental issues facing Atlanta, namely the City of Atlanta Tree Ordinance and stormwater runoff in the metro area. “Stormwater runoff is a huge problem in Atlanta,” says Goldstein, who serves as director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law. The clinic..
EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Farmingdale State College has re-opened Conklin Hall after completing a $12 million redevelopment and renovation of the building. Stalco Construction and BRB Architects transformed the two-story, 19,701-square-foot building — which was originally built as a power plant in 1914 — into a student center. The 11,115-square-foot lower level features a newspaper room, a yearbook room, a student lounge, student club offices and four private offices, while the..
BROOMALL, PA. — Broomall Fire Co. has selected Bernardon as architect for a new fire station in Broomall. Situated on the former Marple School site, the 25,000-square-foot building will accommodate the current station’s apparatus, improve functionality and optimize response time. Primary funding for the project comes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a $3.25 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The new firehouse is slated for completion in early spring 2019.
BOSTON — Boston College has awarded Skanska USA a $113 million contract to provide construction services for a 244,000-square-foot recreation center at the university. Designed by Cannon Design, the four-story facility will feature a fitness center, jogging track, natatorium with lap and instructional pools, four wood-floor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two multi-activity courts and multi-purpose rooms for spin, yoga and fitness classes. Slated for completion in summer 2019, the..
LANSING, MICH. — The City of Lansing has selected CBRE|Martin to procure a developer for the redevelopment of city hall located at 124 W. Michigan Ave. The 30,274-square-foot property is located directly across the street from the State Capitol Building. The redevelopment could include retail, office, entertainment, hospitality or residential concepts. The City of Lansing plans to relocate city hall, prior to the redevelopment of the current site. Although potential locations have been..
CHICAGO — J.C. Anderson Inc. will complete a 30,000-square-foot renovation at DePaul University’s Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park campus. The library is located at 2350 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago. Scheduled for completion in August, J.C. Anderson will renovate the second floor of the library to replace paint and carpeting, provide a green room, studios, offices, media creation studios and conference rooms. Joe Maguire and Larry Regovic of J.C. Anderson are leading the project team...
ST. LOUIS — McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has broken ground on a multi-building project at the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus in St. Louis. McCarthy is constructing three new academic buildings, two multi-use pavilions and an underground parking facility. The project also includes a new landscape and an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Notable components include Anabeth and John Weil Hall, an 82,100-square-foot interdisciplinary building that will serve..
CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation released the conceptual vision and site map for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Chicago at a community event hosted by Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday, May 3. The center will be integrated into Jackson Park, a historic park on the South Side of Chicago. The design concept includes three buildings: a museum, forum and library. The museum, the tallest of the three buildings, will hold exhibition space, public spaces, offices and education and..
MILTON, N.H. — Eckman Construction has completed the construction of Herbert Downs Fire-EMS Station, located at 865 White Mountain Highway in Milton. The 9,000-square-foot facility features four apparatus bays, training areas, turnout gear space, offices, two dorms and a new dispatch center. Cowan Goudreau Architects provided design services for the project, which finished ahead of schedule and under budget.
NEW YORK — Empire State Development Corp. has selected a design-build team led by Lendlease Construction LMB Inc. and Turner Construction to oversee the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The team also includes Atlanta-based architect tvsdesign, which is aiming for the center’s expansion to be certified LEED Silver. Named after a former U.S. Senator from New York, the conference center is located on 11th Avenue in Manhattan’s Westside and..