Case Studies Region: Midwest

Bruce Meyer – RUSH Copley Medical Center 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most people are nervous and anxious about visiting their doctor or going to the hospital—and rightfully so. It can be scary and daunting, and the uncertainty of the moment is difficult.   Bruce Meyer, in his role as projects, construction and property management coordinator for RUSH Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois, works hard to enhance […]

Beth Holaday – Verde 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Fine-tuning an old building for energy efficiency can be much more difficult than installing the latest systems for cooling, heating and ventilation during ground-up construction.  Such was the case with the Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion outside Chicago. This handsome 1950s-era structure had long been racking up high utility bills; it was powered by […]

Bryan Wietrzykowski – ATI Physical Therapy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bryan Wietrzykowski grew up in Plainfield, Illinois, outside of Chicago. On long and hot summer days, he’d spend hours in a sandbox digging holes. During the dark, cold winters, he’d be inside working on the latest LEGO set, trying to assemble it faster than his previous build. When he was 14, Wietrzykowski started working in […]

Brian Larson – University of North Dakota

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Imagine you’re pulling an all-nighter for a crucial exam at the University of North Dakota, downing enough Red Bulls to fill a bathtub, when you’re suddenly overcome by a craving for a Chick-fil-A sandwich. What do you do? Drive to the fast-food alley in Grand Forks, of course. Before long, though, that late-night run won’t […]

Bruce Meyer – Rush Copley Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most six-year-olds spend their days playing with toys or watching Paw Patrol, Odd Squad or SpongeBob SquarePants. It was different for Bruce Meyer. As a young child growing up in rural Illinois, Meyer would sit at a small table with paper, a pencil and a ruler, drawing his family’s house. He’d re-imagine the floorplan so […]

Bon Secours Mercy Health – Jonathan Hunley

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Be careful when you start working on what seems to be a small, seemingly straightforward construction project, says Jonathan Hunley. Likening that situation to finding a stray thread on a sweater, he says if you pull on, it everything can unravel. But even if that happens—as it did with his first project at Bon Secours […]

Brad Grose – Alpha Construction

Est. reading time: 3 mins

If you’ve recently stepped into a chain hotel and marveled at the contemporary look and feel—crisp architectural lines and muted colors, registration areas of faux brick and glass, comfy and spacious common areas with fireplaces and modernistic lighting, grotto-like pools and outdoor patios with firepits—chances are it was designed and built by Alpha Construction and its proven team […]

B.L. Anderson

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s gratifying when the company one’s been affiliated with for over four decades can, in a matter of speaking, go with the flow when it comes to efficient treatment of water and wastewater. So says Mark Gasvoda, the long-time chairman and former owner of B.L. Anderson, an industrial manufacturer’s representative of all things water and […]

Buckley Roofing Company Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Wichita, Kansas, is in the heart of Tornado Alley, the swath of south-central U.S. states especially prone to the most severe wind and hailstorms. According to the Tornado History Project, since 1950, Kansas has seen more than 4,000 tornados. Hundreds of those have passed through Wichita. Then, there’s hail. According to the National Oceanic and […]

Bialosky Cleveland

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Bialosky Cleveland designed its new office, the 67-year-old multidisciplinary design firm had an opportunity to practice what it preaches, “building more with less.” Housed on one floor of a former automobile manufacturing facility in midtown Cleveland, the loft-like design studios embrace a minimalist, industrial aesthetic that is true to the building’s original character. By […]

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