Urban Land Institute honors CRSM new building team

The architects, general contractor and the entire build team were honored June 13, 2018 at the Urban Land Initiative Chicago Vision Awards for their creativity and passion in transforming a big box Kmart into a state-of-the-art CRSM high school.

Defining the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area, the ULI Vision awards recognize visionaries in the industry along with the full development process – construction, economic viability, marketing, and management—as well as design – and promote best practices in development identifying projects and programs that exemplify the policy and practice areas that underpin ULI.

The CRSM team, which includes JGMA architects and McShane Construction Company, along with the entire team who masterminded the transformation, were honored for “Innovative & Replicable Re-Use.”

The school was among seven projects, two programs and one young visionary honored at the event held June 13, 2018 at the newly renovated Theatre on the Lake in Chicago. The Vision Awards honor projects and programs that reflect creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities.

“Tonight we gather here to recognize the projects and programs that exemplify ULI’s mission of building community—of bringing together public, non-profit and private sector partners in creating places that are sustainable yet dynamic, and truly visionary in how they have responded to their community’s unique needs,” said Mary Ludgin, managing director and head of global research, Heitman, and chair of ULI Chicago.

JGMA’s design for the building also recently received a Chicago Building Congress 2018 Merit Award in the Renovation & Adaptive Reuse under $10M category! We are excited to celebrate a project that has been transforming so many lives.