Chicago to Close 50 Schools

By Audrey Arthur
The Chicago Board of Education will close 50 schools in the city; the decision will mark the largest wave school closures in United States history.

Lend Lease Partners with Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools has announced the Lend Lease team, in conjunction with Primera Engineers, DSR Group, SPAAN Tech, Rubinos & Mesia and Comprehensive Construction Consultants, as the new construction manager for its capital improvement program. “Our past experience has lent itself to us being picked as well as some of our technology that we have and things that we could provide to Chicago Public Schools,” said Norra Daye, senior marketing manager of Lend Lease.

Bloomberg Trading Room Featured at DePaul’s New College of Commerce

By Torrey Sims
DePaul University’s downtown campus is expanding to accommodate the relocation of the University’s College of Commerce, which will include a simulated trade room.

Green Building Benefits

By Torrey Sims
Stuart Brodsky has dedicated his 25-year career at Cannon Design in Chicago to designing and planning educational facilities. At a firm renowned for its K-12 expertise, Brodsky’s projects have received national recognition by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the Council for Educational Facility Planners and the American Association of School Administrators.

Building Projects Discussed at 8th Education Facilities Management Forum

More than 150 delegates from educational facilities across Illinois attended the 8th Education Facilities Management Forum on April 25, at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Education Facilities Forum at Soldier Field, Chicago

On April 25, 2012, the 8th Education Facilities Forum will be held at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Education Facilities Forum is now accepting registration from facilities management professionals of higher education facilities and school districts to take advantage of this unique, time-saving event, built around the needs of the attendees and their upcoming projects.

On-Campus Housing Debuts at East-West University

A groundbreaking ceremony took place in downtown Chicago for East-West University’s new 165,000-square-foot Student Life Center, which will offer students an option of on-campus housing for the first time in the history of the university.

One-on-One Networking for School Administrators and Vendors

Facility administrators and vendors gathered for the 9th semi-annual Educational Facilities Forum from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11 in Dallas, Texas. Featuring a ‘no-hard sell’ environment, the forum kicked off Sunday evening with a meet and greet, followed by the official welcome Monday morning and a launch directly into one-on-one meetings between administrators and vendors to discuss specific needs and services.

Science Career Academy Nears Completion

McShane Construction, an Illinois-based construction company with integrated design-build services, is nearing completion of the Instituto Health Science Career Academy.

Featured Event

The Education Facilities Forum, taking place on Sept. 29 at Soldier Field’s United Club in Chicago, will host more than 50 senior facilities management executives and a select group of vendors.