Case Studies Region: Midwest

Wheeler Kearns Architects

Located in the LEED hotbed of Chicago, Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) is a nationwide firm specializing in the design of sustainable buildings for the residential and institutional sectors. Founded in the late ‘80s by Dan Wheeler, WKA was formed after the founder won a design competition to build a large residential project in southwestern Michigan. […]

Hyatt Hotels

With all of the sustainability efforts taking place within the construction and real estate industries, associated companies are inquiring about the best possible methods to make a difference for the environment, their clients and future generations. This effort is exemplified by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a Chicago-based hospitality company with widely recognized, industry-leading brands and a […]

USGBC Illinois Chapter

For several years in a row, Illinois has topped the list of states driving the green building industry, setting a precedent in sustainability and energy efficiency in all forms of building space. With 161 buildings and nearly 44 million square feet of certified LEED space, Illinois again claims first place in the U.S. Green Building […]

The Rose Music Center at The Heights

The Rose Music Center at The Heights was developed by the City of Huber Heights, Ohio, as a way to spur development along an underutilized stretch of land bordering Interstate 70. After years of waiting for the retail and commercial sectors to see the potential of the space, the city took the matter into its […]

Great Plains Health – Sampson Construction

With a strong strategic partnership between Sampson Construction and Great Plains Health (GPH) that has lasted many years, Sampson Construction has completed various renovations and major additions to the health care facility located in North Platte, Nebraska. In early 2012, Sampson Construction initiated an expansion project to be completed while the hospital remained in full […]

Hunt Construction Group

Opened in February 2015, JW Marriott Austin is the largest JW Marriott hotel in North America in terms of number of guest rooms at 1,012. At 1.2 million square feet, this 34-story facility has become a leading choice in downtown Austin luxury hotels. The construction of JWMA was a three-and-half-year project managed by Hunt Construction […]

Rankin Development

A developer is responsible for bringing all pieces of the building puzzle together, expertly managing relationships with everyone from brokers and real-estate attorneys to contractors, architects, engineers, owners and tenants. A good developer brings all of these parties together to achieve a common goal that delivers quality construction and long-term investment value for clients. For […]

Blue Nile Contractors Inc.

Founded by Henok Tekeste, Claycomo, Missouri-based Blue Nile Contractors Inc. is a full-service utility contracting company serving municipal clients throughout the state. Born in Ethiopia, Tekeste says the company represents his idea of the American dream. “When I came to the United States, I never intended to work for somebody,” says Tekeste, president and founder […]

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