Architecture and interior design firm Chicago Design Network has promoted Simon Paca and Brandon Simak, LEED AP, as new partners. The two join firm principals David McCarty, Deborah Winchester, and Edwin Linn.
A new infection control risk assessment (ICRA) protocol ensures all projects done in healthcare facilities limit death-causing contaminants such as mold and dust. These protocols include establishing a negative pressure environment, building and sealing soft walls, controlling contaminates, and more. This assessment program is important for the building trades, specifically floorcovering installation, as it plays such a significant role in healthcare facilities.
The Glen Ellyn police station in Illinois had been operating from the village’s downtown civic center for nearly four decades and was due for replacement. After reviewing several methods and systems, Jonathan Tallman, regional public safety director for Chicago-based architects Dewberry and project manager for the Glen Ellyn police station project concluded new advancements in masonry wall systems were ideal for the new station.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is planning a new visitor and education center in Oak Park, Illinois, adjoining the celebrated architects home and studio. The state-of-the-art expansion seeks to strengthen relationship to the community, deepen its educational impact, increase indoor and outdoor capacity by more than 1858 m2 (20,000 sf), and enhance visitor experience.