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TGRWA Projects – 50 W. Monroe

Selective demolition is in progress for the renovation of three 100+ year old buildings at 50 Monroe in Grand Rapids, MI. A previously-applied façade is currently being stripped off to reveal the historical load-bearing brick masonry walls. The design intent is to modernize the buildings while celebrating their pasts. Each of the three existing buildings,… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Lathrop Homes

Things are picking up at the Julia C. Lathrop Homes campus. TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for two buildings in the campus development: the six-story residential building labeled ‘S-101’ and the neighboring five-story residential building labeled ‘S-102.’ Both were recently featured in an article posted on The structural design for the buildings… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Moxy Hotel

Another TGRWA project in Chicago is approaching the end of construction! The future Moxy Hotel, located in the River North neighborhood, recently completed structural steel erection.  The structure of the new hotel is a 8-story podium building with the lower stories utilizing composite slab-on-metal deck and structural steel framing, while the upper stories utilize load… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Outcome Health Renovation

TGRWA is excited to see another recent project highlighted in the news! A post by covered Outcome Health’s proposed renovation of their new River North offices, for which TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record. Renovation of the structure includes reinforcement of the existing structure for new loading conditions and a roughly 2,000 square-foot… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – LondonHouse Featured in Modern Steel Construction

TGRWA is pleased to announce that the LondonHouse Hotel is currently featured as the cover story for the October issue of the Modern Steel Construction magazine! The article breaks down the structural aspects of the project into three key features: the hybrid lateral system, the double-webbed transfer girders over the ballroom space, and the renovation… [Read More]

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]