Posts Tagged interior design


Galena City Hall Redevelopment Galena, IL

Complete remodeling of interior and exterior plus new public restrooms.

More details soon.

Executive Education Suite Chicago, IL

The new Executive Education suite is located on the 1st floor of the Quinlan School of Business. Loyola University was looking to create a more intimate and upscale learning environment.

The suite replaces an existing mock courtroom and classroom. They had been redeveloped into an efficient lecture room for 48 students, accompanied by a multi-funtion lounge that isolates the learning area from the traffic of the main lobby. Deeper behind the lecture room, we located four fully equipped break-out rooms for individual work or discussion. We also made sure that the newly created lockers would be suitable for students traveling with carry-on luggage.

Loyola School of Law Chicago, IL

The next stage of the multi-phase redevelopment project is now complete. The pictured areas occupy floors 13 and 14, and are connected with Law School floors below with the new, separate stairway.

A smaller mock courtroom was built on floor 13. Named after Philip H. Corboy, the space also serves as a regular lecture room. That same floor also hosts a large Faculty Lounge, that can be completely merged with adjacent two-story lobby via an operable Nana Wall opening.

Please see previous phases of the Loyola School of Law project for a more detailed description of the building.

Loyola School of Law Chicago, IL

This project will eventually become a 6 – story complete redevelopment of floors 9-14 of an existing 15-story building. The School of Law is located at 25 East Pearson on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.  The project includes classrooms, offices and a Practice Courtroom.  The Law School is occupying the project floors during construction making it necessary for the project to be executed in four phases.

In order to promote ease of interaction between occupants BHMS designed a new central stairway connecting all the renovated floors.  This coupled with a open atrium at every other floor, allows for students and professors to easily connect.

During the first three phases, a number of high-profile offices, conference and staff rooms, as well as classrooms/lecture rooms were built, including the signature Practice Courtroom, and the latest Robert J. Corboy Courtroom completed during Phase 3 of construction. The overall project will total approximately 115,000 s.f.

Please see our similar educational projects accomplished by our firm.

Loyola Information Commons: 4th Floor Chicago, IL

Special Request by the University President for BHMS to complete the top floor of a newly completed building on the lakefront.  The project is a 4,000 s.f. glass enclosed penthouse to be used as a lounge/meeting and seminar space.

Loyola School of Law: Courtroom Chicago, IL

The Courtroom located on 10th floor was a part of the initial redevelopment phase of the 14-story Loyola School of Law at 25 East Pearson on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus. Commonly referred to as mock courtroom or practice courtroom, the two-story space is actually a multi-function lecture room that also serves representative purposes. It can seat up to 160 people, depending on configuration.

The Judge’s Bench is the centerpiece of the design. It can be configured for up to five people with different roles, whether it’s a mock trial or a conference. The center countertop is fixed, while the side seats may serve as witness seats. The platform is winged by an ornamental, curved wood wall. The wall is equipped with closets that conceal pieces of movable walls which in turn can be quickly configured as a partition or a large whiteboard. Two large projection screens concealed in the soffit above the Judge Bench are a part of the extended multimedia features of the space. For extra flexibility, student seating in the center of the room is movable, allowing teachers and speakers to move about for better interaction.

Please read more about the Law School redevelopment project.