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TGRWA Projects – Obama School

TGRWA was the Structural Engineer of Record for 25,000 square-feet of additions to the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM in Park Forest, IL. A structural highlight of the additions was the gymnasium, a 10,000 square-foot space constructed with steel joists spanning 90 feet to precast bearing walls. The challenge of the gymnasium was… [Read More]

TGRWA Welcomes Two New Hires

TGRWA is excited to announce two new structural engineering employees starting June 2018. Adam Dasoqi EIT received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois – Chicago and his master’s degree in Structural Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Lucas Diemer EIT received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Shake Shacks

TGRWA is pleased to announce that construction is progressing on a number of new Shake Shack restaurants all over the country, including: Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; and Wrigleyville in Chicago. TGRWA has served as the Structural Engineer of Record for over 50 projects across 14 states for the rapidly-growing burger chain, including 11 projects… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – MC Restaurant

TGRWA is excited to see another project nearing completion! The new restaurant/retail building, totaling around 20,000 SF, is located in Wauwatosa, WI. It’s a steel-framed structure for gravity and lateral resistance, and it bears on shallow spread footings. The myriad of slopes and elevation differences, combined with the radial shape, required uncommon connections and steel… [Read More]

TGRWA Projects – Wheeling Town Center

TGRWA is excited to see construction of the structural system for Wheeling Town Center nearing completion. The 6-story residential building with an adjoined parking garage, located in Wheeling, IL, provides nearly 575,000 square-feet of usable space. This includes 301 residential units and 595 parking stalls. Light gauge bearing walls supported on shallow foundations comprise a… [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]