JGMA Gives Kenwood’s Ancona School an Auditorium Makeover
Jun06

JGMA Gives Kenwood’s Ancona School an Auditorium Makeover

The students at the Ancona School in Kenwood have a new recreational facility, thanks in part to JGMA. The Loop architecture firm sent over some photos showing off its renovation of the private elementary school’s auditorium, completed last year. The project started with an empty 35×65-foot box, and was transformed into a dynamic multi-function space through the use of color, and beams of varying lengths added along the...

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“Ambicioso” Plan Unveiled for Landmark Downtown Museum Complex
Apr21

“Ambicioso” Plan Unveiled for Landmark Downtown Museum Complex

  It seems like every architecture firm in Chicago has invoked Daniel Burnham’s signature words at one time or another: Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood At this point it’s become cliché, because the quote is always trotted out when a design differs from the accepted norm to justify the architect’s imagination, saying by proxy, “I know it looks wacky, but Uncle Dan says...

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NEIU’s New El Centro Building Wows at Opening Ceremony
Oct01

NEIU’s New El Centro Building Wows at Opening Ceremony

The first building of Northeastern Illinois University’s new satellite campus had its grand opening yesterday, and it was dressed to impress. Enveloped in an unusual skin described as “an entirely porcelain ventilated façade system” by Porcelanosa, it is the first building in the area to be decked out with the technology. If you ever drive into the city on the Kennedy Expressway, you’ve probably seen the...

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High-Tech Cube Assimilates Skokie Mall
Dec24

High-Tech Cube Assimilates Skokie Mall

When you were doing your Christmas shopping, did you go to the Old Orchard Mall?  Did you see the big cube? Chicago’s Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects sent over a picture of “The Cube,” apparently a new pavilion at the outdoor shopping arena that can house pop-up shops.  According to JGMA, right now it’s the home of a Samsung store. Here’s what the firm has to say about the project: The JGMA designed Cube...

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