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Jorge Montero Passes the Illinois SE Exam!

Congratulations to Jorge Montero for passing the Illinois Structural Engineering (SE) Exam! Jorge joined TGRWA in July, 2013 after receiving a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador. He is currently a member of multiple structural engineering organizations,… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Rosemont Ballpark

Construction is nearing completion for the Rosemont Ballpark in Rosemont, IL, home of the Chicago Dogs baseball team. TGRWA is the Structural Engineer of Record for the $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium set to host its first home game in May, 2018.  Enclosing the field on the north and west sides is a continuous 2-story, steel-framed… [Read More]

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]