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TGRWA Projects – Hotel Julian Under Construction

New steel is rising again in the Chicago Loop thanks to a TGRWA design. The renovation of the existing 13-story building at 168 N. Michigan Ave., to be opened in the near future as a hotel, is highlighted by the addition of  six new steel-framed levels. Extensive structural work inside of the existing portion allowed… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – The Langham

Some exciting news from another TGRWA Project! The Langham Hotel Chicago was just ranked as the top hotel in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and was recently featured in Crain’s Chicago Business and Chicago Tribune! Langham Hotel – Best in Nation – Crains Langham Hotel – Tops List of Best Hotels in Nation – Chicago… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – The National

One of several recent renovation projects that TGRWA has designed in the Loop of Chicago is continuing to make headlines. The National, located at 125 Clark Street, was featured in to discuss the work required to update the large 20-story building into the mixed-use space it is today. Lost gem by Daniel Burnham & Co…. [Read More]

Benedictine University Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business Awarded ENR Midwest’s 2016 Best Higher Education / Research Project

On November 14, 2016, ENR Midwest awarded their 2016 Best Project for Higher Education/Research to the Benedictine University Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business! TGRWA served as the Structural Engineer of Record for this innovative business education facility at the Benedictine University’s Lisle, Illinois campus. The 4-story 125,000 sq. ft. building was designed by the… [Read More]

David Nickell, S.E. Named Partner at TGRWA, LLC

TGRWA is pleased to announce that David Nickell, S.E. has been named Partner at the firm.  In his new role, David plans to expand TGRWA’s experience at providing practical, safe and affordable solutions to complex structural engineering projects.   David’s experience includes a wide variety of low-, mid-, high-rise buildings and other structures for new construction projects in… [Read More]

AMC Oakbrook 12 and The Oakbrook Center “Theater Connection” Nearing Completion

TGRWA is pleased to announce another project nearing completion. The multi-phase project in Oak Brook, IL includes a new 260,000 square-foot theater/parking garage mixed-used structure and extensive renovation of the existing mall building.  Both phases are set to finish later this fall. Steel framing was used for both the gravity and lateral design of the 1,429-seat theater,… [Read More]

TGRWA Project Update – Aurelien @ 833 North Clark

The 833 North Clark Residential Tower has recently topped out and has a new name – Aurelien! Additional information can be found on at TGRWA was the Structural Engineer of Record for the new 32 story residential tower  In addition to the 373 new residential units, the post-tensioned concrete building will include a rooftop… [Read More]

TGRWA Project Update – Vantage Oak Park Now Open!

Vantage Oak Park is now open and was recently featured in! TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for the 500,000 square foot project located in downtown Oak Park, IL.  The development includes a twenty-two story residential tower, a four story parking structure with below grade parking and a seven story residential / retail wing… [Read More]

TGRWA Headed Studs 2016 Season Begins

With summer finally here, TGRWA is back in the swing of things!  TGRWA’s softball team, the Headed Studs, has begun another season of 16″ softball in the Chicago Design League at Grant Park which brings together structural engineers, architects, and contractors from around the city. With great views of the Chicago skyline in the background, including a few buildings… [Read More]

Marty White & Kim Dunphy Pass the Illinois SE Exam!

Congratulations to Marty White & Kim Dunphy for passing the Illinois Structural Engineering (SE) Exam! Kim joined TGRWA in September of 2011 having graduated with her Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She previously earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Marty joined TGRWA in June 2012 and… [Read More]