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AIA Chicago’s transFORM is an interdisciplinary, interactive series focused on skill building for the business of architecture. Iana Kolev & Natalie Hicks proudly represented Wright Heerema Architects throughout the program, focusing on several following industry-relevant modules.
Wright Heerema Architects is excited to partner with Studio TK & Teknion for Refortify on March 29th! We’re teaming up with Breakthrough students (our “little architects”) to construct their fort designs using clothing, bedding & building materials. All materials used to build the forts will be donated to local organizations.
Wright Heerema Architects is designing the top-floor tenant lounge at 123 N. Wacker, home of new office space for the Chicago Bears. The lounge will feature 20-foot ceilings and a glass wall that opens during warm-weather months to create outdoor space. Additional areas being designed by WHA include the main lobby, fitness center, elevator lobby and 30th floor conference center.
Wright Heerema Architects is honored to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s mission by contributing to the 30th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner. This event unites the city’s top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, interior contractors and design professionals to celebrate outstanding achievements in the industry, and to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Dwell Magazine’s Winifred Bird featured one of Scott Delano’s residential renovations in a piece that highlights the home’s history, the owners' vision and Scott's overall design direction. Outside his role of Design Director at Wright Heerema Architects, he typically takes on one private residential project a year.
Wright Heerema Architects is redeveloping a seven-story, 90,000 SF office tower in Grand Rapids, MI. WHA has worked with client Franklin Partners on several other office redevelopment projects including 25 Ottawa.
WHA’s Scott Delano discusses the commoditization of workspace in a piece for Work Design Magazine. When it comes to spec suites, he notes that designers and architects are responsible for creating solutions that are truly differentiated, and identifies four ways to do this.
Network Next Gen invited industry experts Scott Delano (Design Director, Wright Heerema Architects), Tom Marquardt (VP & Director of Interiors, HOK) and Genevieve Shanahan (Designer, Nelson) to contribute to the organization's first Podcast, Mind the Gap.
WHA’s Natalie Hicks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was voted in to serve another year as an appointed member for the Illinois Green Alliance (formerly USGBC Illinois) Board of Directors. This will be her second year on the Board.
WHA’s Laura Operti joined other industry experts as a Downtown & Suburban Office panelist at REJournals' 16th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference in Chicago.
Work Design Magazine's Elise Shapiro reflects on CBRE's Furniture Forum 2.0 and discusses what's next in our industry. After following up with WHA's Scott Delano and Haworth's Jill Stewart, it was concluded that there is room to develop better strategies and to lead to a holistic change in industry best practices.
The Huffington Post's contributing writer, Amanda Schneider, discusses custom furniture in the contract furniture industry. Her views on the market's Rising Demand for Custom Furniture supports four trending observations.
As fitness centers and Wi-Fi lounges become increasingly standard in Class A office buildings, landlords often face the tough decision of how to use space: tenant amenities or leasable space? Facing such a dilemma at One North Dearborn, Beacon Capital Partners engaged award-winning architecture and interior design firm Wright Heerema Architects (WHA) to create another way to approach the challenge: repurpose floors previously dedicated to outdated mechanical and plumbing infrastructure, into useable tenant amenity spaces.
WHA’s Roger Heerema will be a featured panelist at BOMA Suburban Chicago’s Members Lunch on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Rosemont, IL. The discussion will focus on work space office trends including workplace findings, and how furniture helps support the new work environment within office suites, lobbies, lounges, and exterior spaces.
Headquarters Transformation Wright Heerema Architects served as Architects and Interior Designers for the new Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. headquarters at 2850 W. Golf Rd. in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Arthur J. Gallagher is one of the largest insurance brokerages in the country and now one of Rolling Meadows’ largest employers.
Published on PrismPub.com. Wright Heerema Architects announces Scott Delano has joined the firm as Design Director. He is a veteran Chicago-based corporate interiors leader with 25 years of experience in planning, architecture and interiors. In his new role, Delano is charged with leading, inspiring and growing Wright Heerema’s interiors practice to ensure exceptional client experiences.
Wright Heerema Architects completed an interior renovation for Alliant Credit Union’s expanding Rolling Meadows office. The announcement came on the heels of completing two successful interiors projects for Alliant, one of the largest credit unions in the United States.
Published on ChicagoArchitecture.org. Together with White Oak Realty, Wright Heerema Architects announces the grand re-opening of 200 W. Jackson, a classic 29-story office building in the heart of Chicago’s Loop that is now anything but traditional.
WHA helped building owners, Franklin Partners, reposition 25 Ottawa with a fresh new look to fit Grand Rapids’ growing metropolitan area. What once lacked user-friendly features now includes a renovated façade, a fresh lobby and tenant-desired amenities.