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TGRWA PROJECTS: ALTA GRAND CENTRAL

TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for two new residential mid-rise buildings, totaling 368,000 square-foot, that are nearing completion in the booming South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The pair of buildings, together titled Alta Grand Central, overlook the south branch of the Chicago river and rise 15 stories above W. Harrison St. The structures… [Read More]

TGRWA WELCOMES A NEW ENGINEERING HIRE

TGRWA is pleased to announce a recent engineering hire. Hector Lasalle received a joint Master’s degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering (Structural Emphasis) from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2014. Since then, he has accrued valuable experience as a project engineer in the Chicagoland area. Hector’s past design projects include several large-scale post-tensioned concrete… [Read More]

TGRWA PROJECTS – CHAMPAIGN HIGH SCHOOLS

Construction is currently underway for large-scale improvements at two public high schools in Champaign, IL. TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for the renovations and additions at Centennial High School and Central High School. Smaller auxiliary buildings to benefit the schools’ sports teams at Spalding Park and McKinley Park were also designed as part… [Read More]

HOTEL JULIAN WINS 2019 CBC MERIT AWARD

TGRWA is thrilled to see Hotel Julian win a Merit Award from the Chicago Building Congress for “Best Renovation / Adaptive Reuse Over $10 Million.” TGRWA joined the project team of Hirsch MPG, W.E. O’Neil Construction, Daccord, and Oxford Capital at the annual gala on May 2, 2019 to receive the prestigious award. Visit the… [Read More]

TGRWA PROJECTS – AMC TECH RIDGE

TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for a new 45,000 square-foot AMC movie theater and 8,000 square-foot restaurant building adjacent to the existing Tech Ridge Sears department store in Austin, Texas. Currently under construction, the theater building consists of a steel-framed roof structure, supporting roof loading as well as load from the hung mezzanines… [Read More]

Michael Justice, S.E. Named Partner at TGRWA

TGRWA is pleased to announce that Michael Justice, S.E. has been named Partner at the firm. Michael joins TGRWA’s current partners Kevin Wilson, Jon Andrews, and David Nickell. In his new role, Michael will work to expand upon TGRWA’s growth and experience in delivering creative and practical structural engineering solutions to benefit our clients. As… [Read More]

TGRWA PROJECTS – HYATT PLACE WICKER PARK

TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for a new 100,000 square-foot hotel that is nearing completion of the building structure in Wicker Park on the corner of Ashland Ave. and North Ave. in Chicago, IL. The 8-story concrete structure is located in the heart of Wicker Park and will boast a spectacular view of… [Read More]

TGRWA PROJECTS – 9401 W. GRAND AVENUE

TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for a new 410,000 square-foot data center that is nearing completion in Franklin Park, Illinois. The 3-story building is steel-framed with spread footings, while the nearby auxiliary structures rely on a combination of spread footings, drilled piers, and H-piles for foundations. Though this building is in Chicagoland, where… [Read More]

LondonHouse Chicago Receives AISC ideas2 Merit Award

TGRWA is pleased to see LondonHouse Chicago receive an AISC ideas2 Merit Award in the “Greater Than $75 Million” category. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recognized nationally thirteen projects in 2019 with the ideas2 award, which is described by AISC as “the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel… [Read More]

TGRWA Welcomes Two New Hires

TGRWA is excited to announce two recent structural engineering hires. Corey Aumiller EIT (2016) and Emilio Mondragon EIT (2019) received Masters degrees in Civil (Structural) Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. In addition, Corey brings three years of experience as a structural engineer in the Chicagoland area. Both have also completed summer internships with… [Read More]