The City of Chicago unveiled five finalists for the architectural design of a massive $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport. TKB is a member of the Foster Epstein Moreno team vying for selection for the new global terminal replacing Terminal 2.
For 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. Maryam’s enthusiasm for learning and hard work bode well for a successful future career!
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 previously made in-kind donations of conference chairs and tables to help furnish their expanded facility.
ChicagoCAC provides a safe place for children and their families to report abuse and to heal. Their holistic approach is an example to other communities and organizations. We appreciate the hard work and caring demonstrated by the ChicagoCAC, and are delighted to share with them.
You can also check out our project with ChicagoCAC here.
Photos: (top left) Char Rivette, Executive Director – ChicagoCAC & Paula McKendry, Interior Designer – TKB
(top right) Char Rivette with TKB Team (photo credit: Trevor Peterson, Chief External Affairs Officer – ChicagoCAC)
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.
At 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.
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 mentorship program for young architects. The organization provides Young Architects and Associate AIA members with access to AIA Fellows (FAIA) to “bridge” the gap between the need for mentorship in our profession and the ability of experienced Architects to pass on what they have learned to the future generation of architects. Martha is excited to share her knowledge and support emerging professionals!
For more information visit: http://www.aiachicago.org/bridge/