bKL designed Union West and The Van Buren are featured in Curbed Chicago’s West Loop Construction Map.
The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch Library held its groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, January 22! bKL is proud to share our design of the renovation and addition to this important institution in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.
bKL’s model shop manager, Andrew Tyson, hosted a model making workshop at IIT’s College of Architecture on Friday, January 19. The workshop focused on the process of making models at bKL, showcasing different building techniques, discussing materials, and demonstrating quick adhesion techniques.
Thank you to IIT’s College of Architecture for the invitation!
The Chicago Architecture Blog has released new renderings of bKL designed GEMS World Academy Chicago Middle-Upper School. bKL Principal Tom Kerwin states, “We are working to ensure that the new Middle-Upper School embodies state-of-the-art and forward-thinking learning environments. This, combined with such a prominent site, should make this new school a very special place.”
The Chicago Architecture Blog recently shared bKL’s newest video showcasing the design of Wolf Point West: see the article here.
Curbed Chicago’s “54 high-rises under construction, mapped” article features multiple bKL projects, including: Renelle on the River; GEMS World Academy Upper School; The Van Buren, and Vista Tower, a bKL and Studio Gang Architects collaboration.
Located at 1754 N. Clark Street., bKL’s design for the Giordano Dance Company was recently approved by the Chicago Plan Commission!
Chicago Magazine’s “Best of 2017: Building Preservation and Restoration Projects Worth Cheering” features the redevelopment of Lathrop Homes. bKL is proud to be part of such an important project in Chicago’s history.
A dedication ceremony was held on December 14 for the future Upper School of GEMS World Academy, designed by bKL. As part of the ceremony, current GEMS students wrote their hopes and dreams for the future school, which were then added to the building’s foundation.
The Chicago office of CTBUH toured bKL designed Wolf Point West as part of their year end celebration. The tour included visiting the tower’s rooftop, enjoying views of the Chicago River and skyline, and exploring amenity floors and model units. Thank you to bKL’s Carl Moskus and Michael Karlovitz for leading the tour with Wolf Point West’s Jillian DiCola.