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September, 2017

cook-county-hospitalTKB is the architect for recently opened new clinics and enhanced pre-surgical areas for Stroger Hospital, Cook County’s major public hospital, increasing utilization by incorporating specialty clinics into previously underused space.  The recent opening of these new clinics allows for the […]

Sep 01, 2017|

Summer 2017 – Aon Scholars Program

maryam-mike-jojoFor the third year in a row, TKB is participating in Harold Washington College’s Aon Scholars Program, which matches outstanding community college students with Chicago firms affiliated with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.  This summer, TKB welcomed accounting student Maryam Hajipour.  […]

Jun 01, 2017|

December, 2016

In honor of the holiday season, TKB made an employee-directed donation to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.    ChicagoCAC is a long term client, for whom TKB has worked on multiple facility renovations and their recent building addition (see link to: PBC/CCAC project).  TKB believes in the ChicagoCAC mission, and […]

Dec 21, 2016|

The Joint Commission – Multi-Phase Headquarters Remodeling Project Complete

4c4a0240rev1TKB recently completed the fourth phase of a four-phase, year-long construction project at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

The Joint Commission has evolved over the years into a collaborative partner with its member institutions to pioneer […]

Dec 07, 2016|

New NOMA Member

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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 […]

Dec 01, 2016|

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanks2016Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TKB!

Nov 23, 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 […]

Oct 01, 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 […]

Jul 20, 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 […]

Jan 17, 2016|

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 […]

Jan 09, 2016|

CCHHS Prieto Dental Clinic – Expansion Project Complete

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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 […]

Dec 15, 2015|

Office Concepts

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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..

Nov 11, 2015|

Trading Technologies Chicago Office

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

View the article…

Aug 22, 2015|

Returning Member

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

Aug 14, 2015|

Welcome a New Team Member

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Lisa Farley joined TKB as the office manager. She will be managing the firm’s product library and assisting with proposals. Please join us in welcoming Lisa!

Aug 11, 2015|

American Society of Anesthesiologists

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TKB’s building for the American Society of Anesthesiologists Headquarters is named a finalist in the yet-to-be announced Owners’ Choice Award from the Chicago Building Congress. The winner will be announced on May 20, 2015.

May 10, 2015|

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

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Construction on the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center is now complete and move-in is underway! View construction photos posted by the Public Building Commission of Chicago. See April 2014 news for the groundbreaking of Chicago Children’s Advocacy center.

Mar 21, 2015|

Harper College Keynote Speech

hhIllinois governor Bruce Rauner gives the keynote address at the opening of Harper College – Building H. TKB performed programming and interior architecture roles on the project team.

Jan 16, 2015|

 TKB Welcomes New Team Member

Jessica Lopez began her first practical experience as a student intern at TKB.  After two semesters working in the firm part time, she completed her degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. By mutual agreement, she stayed on as a full-time employee, working now on corporate offices and higher […]

Oct 05, 2014|

2014 Coolest Offices in Chicago

nvTKB’s latest office design for the software design firm Trading Technologies was selected as one of Chicago’s coolest offices by Crain’s Chicago Business!  Even better, the winners were self-nominated, meaning the Trading Technologies workers themselves think it’s cool. TKB’s relationship with […]

Oct 01, 2014|

The American Society of Anesthesiologists

asaocThe American Society of Anesthesiologists celebrates the completion of their TKB-designed building in the atrium of the new facility.  Their Schaumburg, Illinois headquarters houses the association’s staff, a training and conference center, and the Wood Library – Museum of Anesthesiology.

 

Aug 11, 2014|

Groundbreaking for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

groupTKB participated in the groundbreaking for a new building addition for the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.  A longtime client, CCAC is a non-profit entity assisting children who have been sexually abused.  It provides coordination and counseling services, housing and linking, various […]

Apr 17, 2014|

New U.S. General Services Administration IDIQ Contract

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Tilton, Kelly + Bell, LLC was awarded a new office design contract with Region 5 of the United States General Services Administration (GSA). This is one of two contracts for office design/ space planning in the six-state region.  […]

Mar 02, 2014|

TKB Supports Emerging Professionals Through Its Internship Program

In partnership with special programs through the University of Illinois and Harold Washington Colleges, TKB has engaged architecture student Jessica Lopez, now in her senior year at the University of Illinois, and Susana Balcazar, from the City Colleges’ accounting program.  Jessica’s internship was supported through a UIC grant, and Susana’s […]

Feb 02, 2014|

Long Standing Employee Carol Rydlewski Retires

carolCarol Rydlewski retired from TKB after more than 30 years with the firm and its predecessor.  The occasion was marked with a jolly party indulging in speeches, jokes, gifts, and a trophy poem.  Carol’s retirement plans include more travel and more […]

Dec 02, 2013|

TKB Analysis And Recommendation Save Millions

 

ccsAs a subconsultant  US Equities and Epstein on a team charged with analyzing and making recommendations for all of Cook County’s real estate, TKB completed the benchmarking, analysis, and preliminary recommendations for all of the County’s “corporate” (i.e., office, highway and […]

Nov 05, 2013|

Targeted Renovation To Enhance Palatine Public Library

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TKB has partnered again with the Palatine Public Library in a targeted renovation of its main floor popular materials and checkout areas.  The project will add a new digital media lab and expanded children’s literacy area to the library’s offerings.

 

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Apr 29, 2013|

Past Partnerships Lead To Opportunity At Malcolm X College

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Based on successful past collaborations, distinguished national architect Moody Nolan is teaming with TKB as associate architect for the new Malcolm X College campus in Chicago, IL. Malcolm X College, the oldest of the City Colleges of Chicago, will expand its medical […]

Apr 22, 2013|

Strategic Planning Helps Cook County Align 18 Million SF Assets 

ccsA team of experts, led by US Equities, is finalizing the extensive Real Estate Asset Strategic Realignment Plan for Cook County, IL. The report and recommendations will serve as a roadmap for the effective utilization, capital planning, and management of the […]

Apr 22, 2013|

TKB Leader Believes in Volunteerism

A long-time volunteer for numerous organizations, Martha Bell, FAIA, LEED AP, once again served as a juror for the Building Design + Construction Awards, for the reconstruction category. Martha’s belief in giving back has also led her to serve as a member of AIA Chicago Bridge 3.0, a leadership and […]

Sep 09, 2012|

University of Illinois +TKB Collaborations Continue with Flexible Research Space Build-Out

uiuctkTKB has been selected for a 17,500-SF build-out of interdisciplinary space to facilitate the College of Engineering’s computer-based research. Comprised of offices and labs, the program calls for collaborative spaces that foster interaction, and are agile enough to allow for mobile […]

Apr 01, 2012|

TKB/Epstein to Design American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Headquarters

asa-hqThoughtful assistance with preliminary site feasibility studies will afford TKB, and partner Epstein, a “hit the ground running” approach for this national society’s new Schaumburg, IL headquarters. The latest addition to TKB’s deep portfolio of work with professional associations, the building […]

Mar 13, 2012|

28th Results of BD+C Annual Reconstruction Awards Are In!

hinmanDubbed “The Hammock” by students, the hanging mezzanine The Hinman Research Building at Georgia Institute of Technology, was created by repurposing a large bridge crane to support a tapered floor structure. “The result is a very open space,” TKB’s Martha Bell, […]

Dec 02, 2011|

TKB Welcomes Newest Team Member

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We’d like to introduce you to a shiny new and friendly face around the office, Mrs. Joanna OBrien!

Nov 30, 2011|

Martha Bell Juror in Annual BD+C Awards

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For the third year in a row, TKB’s Martha Bell, FAIA is elected judge of the competition of Building Design+Construction Magazine’s annual Reconstruction Awards. The program seeks to find the best renovation / reconstruction projects each year, based on: […]

Aug 26, 2011|

Adam Quigley to Speak at AWI Event

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Associate Adam Quigley, AIA to address project management at an Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) event. AWI represents nearly 4,000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world. Adam will shed light on the […]

Aug 04, 2011|

Harvard Area Community Health Center Funded

TKB provided pro bono design services and construction cost estimates that aided the Community Health Partnership in earning a Federal New Access Point Grant. “Thanks again [to TKB] for your amazing contribution to the success of our proposal. Your beautifully designed clinic, I am sure, was a major factor […]

Jul 17, 2011|

TKB & Moody Nolan To Develop New Building at the University of Illinois

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The 60,000 SF state-of-the-art building, to be designed to LEED Gold standard, brings together thirteen academic and RSO units to develop new pedagogical synergies and collaborative spatial models in the new structure. TKB’s value added services group will […]

May 14, 2011|

Martha Bell Featured in ILA Article

reporterThis month the Illinois Library Association’s monthly magazine, ILA Reporter, features TKB’s Martha Bell, FAIA and Susan Strunk of the Palatine Library discussing library renovation projects. The Reporter is the association’s bimonthly publication and forum for […]

Jan 11, 2011|

 27th Annual Reconstruction Awards 

bdraBuilding Design+Construction Magazine’s annual Reconstruction Awards seeks to find the best renovation / reconstruction projects each year, based on: 1) Overall design, engineering, and construction quality 2) How architectural teams solve problems and meet client needs while producing a structure with enhanced […]

Nov 10, 2010|

The Architecture Around Us: An Exhibit

exhibitTKB invited by the Northwest Cultural Council to present an exhibit featuring our work in office and educational environments. Join us for the opening reception September 24, 2010, 5-7PM.

Sep 22, 2010|