Posts Tagged remodeling


Galena City Hall Redevelopment Galena, IL

Complete remodeling of interior and exterior plus new public restrooms.

More details soon.

Barn Renovation into Private Residence Jo Daviess County, IL

Description will be added 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

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.

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Cudahy Science Hall Chicago, IL

The project was a complete renovation of the top floor of the landmark Cudahy Science Hall building, prepared for the Loyola Biology Department offices shortly before their transition from the subsequently demolished Damen Hall. The tight space is for the most part located under a steep roof supported by steel trusses, which in turn imposed certain limitations on the space plan.

Thanks to our extensive use of 3D modeling technology, we were able to take advantage of every available square foot under the roof when we proposed the offices, conference, storage rooms and social coffee/copy room, along with new restrooms and entry hall. BHMS integrated existing dormers and skylights into the design of new offices to provide daylighting wherever possible.

Coffey Hall Redevelopment Chicago, IL

1,500 s.f. Lobby and Elevator addition and total renovation of an existing 50,000 s.f. lakefront building on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The new lobby re-orients the building’s entrance towards the main part of the campus to the north.  The building contains laboratories and offices for the Psychology Department.

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.

Mundelein Center Redevelopment Chicago, IL

200,000 s.f. 14–story renovation of existing historic building at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.  The 6-phase project includes new classrooms, offices, restrooms, corridors, elevators and a 300-seat performing arts theater to be built in Phase 5.

University Data Center Chicago, IL

4,500 s.f. central data and telecom center for Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Features include a raised access floor with under floor cooling system.