Krusinski was hired to develop the first LEED Silver Certified airline catering facility in the world for LSG Sky Chefs located in Des Plaines, Illinois. LSG Sky Chefs is part of the LSG Group which is a collection of companies under LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt), Germany.
The state-of-the-art facility incorporates environmentally-friendly design including intelligent energy and construction and takes up about 10 acres, with 2.5 acres set aside for stormwater retention. The main entrance includes a custom glass elevator and full-height glass curtainwall framing system that filters natural light. The food preparation facility maintains a 41° degree temperature and a large freezer area set at -10° degrees to preserve and maintain high quality foods. In addition custom-built equipment pits are integrated for food preparation operations with built-in heating components. A fully automated SmartWall system is incorporated to separate the testing and training kitchens.
These amenities allow LSG Sky Chefs to present the best possible food experience, whether that’s a convenience snack or a five-course meal. The firm creates great food experiences with an experienced culinary network of chefs from all over the world.
KCC completed an 85,000 square foot LEED Certified Building at Wood Hill Crossing East in Woodridge, IL. The team consisted of architect, SKJN Architekten Corporation and civil engineer, SPACECO Inc. The group partnered with Lakeview Realty Investors for this multi-tenant speculative building. Wood Hill Crossing East will be the first LEED Certified building within the Village of Woodridge limits. The building can function as an office, research or light industrial facility. During this project, the team was trained to identify Blanding Turtles that populate the area and put a plan together to protect this threatened and endangered species during construction.
The Village of Woodridge is also home to the Internationale Centre, one of the largest business parks in the Chicago area. The Wood Hill Crossing Business Park connects and is adjacent to Internationale Centre.
Lewis built this Health Professions Campus in two phases. Phase I included a five-story facility to house health professions graduate programs, the Virginia Garcia Clinic and a pharmacy. During Phase II, Lewis constructed an adjacent building which accommodates 700 students and 80 faculty and staff members. To achieve LEED Gold certification Lewis employed green building practices, including recycling 97% of construction waste (Phase I) and a rainwater harvesting system, which has helped to reduce water consumption by nearly 50%.
Lewis completed the first ever LEED Platinum public aquatic center. The project was an addition to a fully functioning community center. Work included pool mechanical and electrical systems, pumps and filters, heat exchangers, boilers, water treatment and chlorination systems, solar collectors and interactive water features including water slides. The project also included renovations to the existing community center, locker rooms and support areas.
The first large-scale residence hall in the country to achieve LEED NC Platinum certification, Ackerman Hall houses 336 students and provides community areas, study rooms, faculty offices, academic support services, small classroom space and two apartments. The live/learn complex is projected to reduce energy consumption by 35% and employs sustainable features such as a 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system, photovoltaic arrays and a solar wall for building heating and cooling.
1400 Hi Line is a 340,000 SF, 23-story residential tower with a concrete frame and a glass and stucco exterior façade. The building offers 314 multi-family rental units and approximately 27,000 SF of street-level retail.
The one-acre rooftop park includes an infinity edge pool, fire pits, cabanas and outdoor grills. Residents enjoy the adjacent indoor pool-side recreational lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass capturing dramatic views of the Dallas skyline, a full catering facility for private parties and a 3,000 SF state-of-the-art fitness center.
Encompassing over five city blocks, this 900,000 SF mixed-use development reestablishes West 7th Street in the historic Fort Worth Museum District with retail, office, hotel, and residential space. The architecture is an eclectic blend of lifestyle storefronts and modern styling. Owner Cypress Equities charged Rogers-O’Brien with overall management of the project, which included demolition of the existing site, coordination of infrastructure and finish-out of the new buildings. The completed project features pedestrian walkways, tree-lined streets, plazas and outdoor seating.
Adding to the downtown Austin skyline, this new 16-story 282,000 SF apartment tower located at the corner of 3rd and Brazos streets includes 268 multi-family units, 10,000 SF of ground-floor commercial lease space, and a 130,000 SF parking garage. The 11 stories of residences are constructed over a 5-story cast-in-place concrete parking garage. Exterior materials include natural stone veneer at the street level, a combination of brick, stone and glass at the residential units and infill aluminum screens at the parking garage. Upscale amenities include an expansive pool and deck, fitness center, business center, coffee bar and lounge.
Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio is a specialty surgical hospital and medical office building at the heart of a master planned, mixed-use campus. The facilities have a hospitality-oriented focus to patient care and amenity offerings. A full-service acute care hospital, the 154,000 square foot Forest Park Medical Center features 54 beds (including 16 VIP patient suites), 12 operating rooms, and two procedure rooms. The hospital includes state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suites, laboratories, a pharmacy and a spacious cafeteria. Inspired by four and five-star resorts, the medical center incorporates an upscale ambiance throughout, which extends to the large dining facility offering chef-prepared foods, a coffee bar, and peaceful outdoor spaces, including self-sustaining green roof systems. Medical support technology, including patient monitoring devices and intravenous connection systems, are integrated into an attractive upholstered headboard and hidden when not in use. For additional privacy, VIP suites feature a separate room for family and guests equipped with a kitchenette, entertainment options and a sleeping area. Immediately adjacent to the hospital is a four story, 84,000 square foot medical office building and a four level, 470 car parking garage.
Rogers-O’Brien completed the interior finish-out of the Women’s and Infant’s Specialty Health (WISH) Clinic as part the new Parkland Hospital campus. The new 135,000 SF facility has a direct connection to the new hospital, as well as its own entrance to increase patient privacy.
The scope of work also included the construction of the new Outpatient Clinic (OPC) and is part of a joint venture with JE Dunn Construction.