May 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Children’s hospital in Baltimore; shopping center development outside Chicago; Cornell College of Human Ecology’s new sustainable building.
Shopping center redevelopment improves pedestrian experience in a suburb of Chicago
Renovations are complete at the 251,313-sf Rice Lake Square in Wheaton, Ill., in the western suburbs of Chicago. Improvements include roof uplighting and tower elements, two pedestrian plazas, more convenient parking spaces, improvements to traffic flow, and landscaping. The expansions took five months to complete, according to Mid-America Asset Management, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., which oversaw the redevelopment. The Building Team included architect Pappageorge Haymes Partners, civil engineer SPACECO Inc., landscape architect Hitchcock Design Group, and general contractor Pepper Construction; all are based in the Chicago area.