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Dec, 2016

New NOMA Member


Tiara Hughes, one of the newest (and youngest) members of TKB has recently joined NOMA – National Organization of Minority Architects.  At TKB, we’re excited to see the steps Tiara is taking to continue to grow as an architectural designer and pursue her future license.  Congratulations, Tiara!  Keep up the good work!

(Check out NOMA’s website here!)

Nov, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanks2016Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TKB!

Oct, 2016

ALA Design Award of Merit – Public Building Commission Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

The Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) recently awarded the Public Building Commission Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Addition the 2016 Design Award of Merit.

As a subconsultant to Holabird & Root, TKB completed the programming, planning, finishes and furniture for the 20,000 SF addition.  TKB was also the prime architect for renovation of the existing building, and the prime interior designer.  In addition to the ALA Design Award of Merit, the project has recently received LEED Gold certification.


Jul, 2016

Harper College Educational Foundation Board – Retiring Board Member

MarthaAt the June 7 Harper College Educational Foundation Board meeting, Martha Bell retired from the Harper College Educational Foundation Board of Directors and was honored for her 25 years of service to the College.

Martha joined the Harper College Educational Foundation Board of Directors in 1991. Over the years, Martha has served the Foundation in many capacities, including chairing the Art Committee and the Gala Committee and serving as the first female president of the Foundation Board. She is an advocate of the arts and was instrumental in growing the College’s art collection to the largest public art collection in the Northwest suburbs. In 2008, Martha received the James J. McGrath Recognition Award, honoring her for her outstanding community service to Harper College.

Martha, along with her late husband, Glen Reeser, established two scholarships to help Harper College students. The Jackie Bukacek Endowed Scholarship and the Glen Reeser Scholarship to Promote Creativity in STEM Studies were created to support students studying art. Martha established an estate gift to Harper College, which will support the arts at the College for generations to come.


Jan, 2016

Grand Opening – Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences

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Malcolm X College held its grand opening, with speakers including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman (pictured). Classes began on January 11, bringing to a close a fast-tracked design and construction project creating 500,000 sf of educational space. TKB is the associate architect, teamed with prime architect Moody Nolan.

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center – Two Story Addition Project

Together with Holabird & Root, TKB answered a challenging design assignment in creating an addition to the distinctive original building by Stanley Tigerman. A two story addition sited in a narrow strip of land was necessary to meet project requirements, but needed an extra dose of creativity in order to meet project requirements.

Take a look at the results below in the video produced by the PublicBuilding Commission of Chicago:

Dec, 2015

CCHHS Prieto Dental Clinic – Expansion Project Complete


TKB recently completed the Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Center dental suite for Cook County Health and Hospital Services (CCHHS). This expanded clinic is one of many updates underway in CCHHS as they respond to the needs of their patients. TKB’s recent work included a feasibility study for specialty clinics at CCHHS’ Stroger Hospital.

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Nov, 2015

Office Concepts


A recent Chicago Tribune article addresses new office concepts and what they may mean for future office designs.

Office of the future: It’s all about you..

Aug, 2015

Trading Technologies Chicago Office


TKB’s design for Trading Technologies continues to be featured in the press.

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Returning Member

michelleMichelle Bowman rejoined TKB after completing a master’s program at the University of Wisconsin; she is working toward her architecture license.

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