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K&H + University of Chicago Charter School’s – Woodlawn Campus

August 17, 2017

Klein & Hoffman partnered with the University of Chicago Charter School’s-Woodlawn Campus to give High School students from the Southside Chicago community the opportunity to learn about professional careers within the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, and Mathematics (our version of STEAM).

Sanii Terry and Joshua Banks were the first to complete our K&H Summer Internship Program. Our team created an environment where Sanii and Josh could learn what it takes to become an Architect or Structural Engineer, be introduced to the profession, and gain valuable hands-on project exposure. The Program proved to be a profound experience both to K&H employees as well as the students. John Harris, Principal of a5 Inc., came out on Wednesday to interview Sanii & Josh on their last day. John also met Will Torres, Chief College Officer at UChicago Charter School, to learn more about the School’s mission and program. As a bonus, we took the interns on the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour so they could get in-depth knowledge and amazing shots of iconic Chicago buildings. We look forward to a continued partnership and shaping the next generation of Architects and Engineers!


(Pictured: Jon Boyd, CEO; Michelle Ryland, Associate III; Sanii Terry, Intern; Homa Ghaemi, COO; Julie Burke, Human Resource Manager; Will Torres, Chief College Officer, UChicago Charter School; Joshua Banks, Intern; Alesha Shaw, Marketing Manager)


AIA Pennsylvania President-Elect Scott Compton Panelist for Philadelphia Emerging Architects’ Stories from an Architect Series

August 11, 2017

Join Philadelphia Emerging Architects Monday, August 14th for the August installment of their “Stories from an Architect” series. This month’s focus is “Advocacy with AIA Pennsylvania.” Klein & Hoffman’s Scott Compton, who is also AIA President-Elect of AIA Pennsylvania, will serve as a panelist along with Bob Kelly, AIA President of AIA Pennsylvania; Jeff Pastva, AIA Treasurer of AIA Pennsylvania; and Christian Jordan, AIA Pennsylvania Young Architect Regional Director. Click here to learn more.


Klein & Hoffman Exhibiting at the Chicagoland Property Management, Condo & HOA Expo

August 9, 2017

Klein & Hoffman is exhibiting at the Chicagoland Property Management, Condo & HOA Expo at the McCormick Center, today from 10AM to 3PM. Our experts are available to discuss restoration architectural and structural engineering services for Building Owners and Property Managers who are interested in building envelope solutions, structural engineering, and evaluation planning & project coordination. Since 1953, we have worked with building owners, campus and facility managers, condominium association boards and architectural firms, putting our client’s best interests at the forefront. Stop by booth #603 to learn more!


Chicago-based Executives Share Insights on Building Chicagoland

July 31, 2017

Executives Jon Boyd, CEO (Klein and Hoffman), Michael Meagher, Senior VP (James McHugh Construction Co), and Adam Miller, President (Summit Design + Build, LLC), were recently featured in Crain’s Chicago Roundtable Discussion. Click here to read about what these three experts have to say about what it takes to succeed in Chicago’s competitive building environment.

 


K&H Annual Company Picnic

June 30, 2017

Our annual company picnic was a success! Our Fun Committee took the reins and did a great job planning such a fantastic event. We always enjoy seeing the faces that make up our K&H family. Thanks to everyone who came out; we had a blast and can’t wait until next year. Good food, games and sunshine ruled the day – a perfect kick-start to Summer 2017! View our album via Facebook.


K&H Welcomes Julie Burke!

June 23, 2017

K&H welcomes Julie Burke, Human Resource Manager to the team! Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University and over 14 years Human Resources Management experience. Fun Fact: Julie has been a hospice volunteer for 15 years with Hospice of Michigan, S.E. Oakland County, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center. When not volunteering, she loves to go on International Yoga Retreats. Namaste!


Mercy Housing Lakefront celebrates the Opening of the Lofts on Arthington

June 22, 2017

Mercy Housing Lakefront recently celebrated the opening of the Lofts on Arthington. The 102-year-old building, now featuring 181 homes, was once part of Sears and Roebuck’s original headquarters in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. After the company withdrew from the neighborhood in the 1970s, the property and surrounding area fell into disrepair. The project team for this newly updated building included Klein & Hoffman providing Structural Engineering & Façade Rehabilitation services; architectural firm SCB, and Contractor, McHugh Construction. We are proud to share in the revitalization of this building while making a positive impact on a historic neighborhood in our hometown; click here to view the story & see how this new development is changing lives.


K&H Welcomes Evan Austin!

June 21, 2017

K&H welcomes Evan Austin, Associate I to the team! Evan recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and looks forward to gaining valuable experience with the hopes to pursue his R.A. license in the future.

Fun Fact: Evan is currently a Volunteer at the Shedd Aquarium and is taking classes to obtain his PADI certification to become a certified scuba diver. Ultimately he would like to take part in a research excursion off the continental ridge in Miami. Look out Jacques Cousteau!


K&H Celebrates Excellence with the Structural Engineering Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

June 20, 2017

The SEAOI Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) hosted its “Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards” celebrating the profession of Structural Engineering. Categories included were: Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, John F. Parmer Award, SEAOI Service Award, and Outstanding Young Engineer Award. K&H’s CEO Jon Boyd, R.A., S.E., served as a judge, COO Homa Ghaemi , S.E., P.E., was recognized as an incoming Director for the SEAOI Board, and Michelle Ryland, R.A., was recognized as a Co-Chair of the Young Engineers Committee. Congratulations to all winners! Click the link to view more photos from the event. (Andrew Breen, photographer) http://bit.ly/2s6EaQL


Shedd Aquarium ‘Voyages’ Gala

June 19, 2017

K&H Senior Associate, Kathleen Strnad R.A., LEED AP, attended the Shedd Aquarium “Voyages’ Gala this past Saturday. The Board of Trustees, co-chaired by Anna and Bob Livingston, welcomed guests to its spectacular Gala to benefit the Aquarium in support its commitment to protecting animals and their habitats around the world. A wonderful evening in Shedd’s one-of-a-kind setting.


Klein & Hoffman Philadelphia Welcomes Samuel Marquez, AIA

June 15, 2017

Klein & Hoffman is pleased to welcome Samuel E. Marquez, AIA, whose expertise in the architectural field will be an asset to East Coast clients from our Philadelphia office. Samuel’s technical experience includes architecture design, urban design, interior design, project management, condition assessments and inspections. He obtained his Master’s in Architecture from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Fun Fact: Sam has an appreciation for structures of historical and religious significance. One of his favorite trips was when he visited Jerusalem, Israel and marveled over the city’s urban fabric as well as the vast preservation of religious structures. Samuel loves to cook and travel with his beautiful family.


Klein & Hoffman Welcomes Summer Interns!

June 12, 2017

Klein & Hoffman is excited to welcome our talented summer interns! Alia Abu-Douleh recently graduated from the University of Illinois with her B.S. in Architectural Studies. Alia will be heading out east this fall to attend the University of Maryland to pursue her Master’s in Architecture. Fun Fact: Alia has a twin sister who will be moving to Maryland with her. Alia and her sister saw Parent Trap and now like to play practical jokes on people by switching places. 
Amir Amirzadeh obtained his 2 Master degrees; M.Arch. and M.Sc. from the University of Illinois and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Architecture with a concentration in Building Science and Technology. Fun Fact: Amir is a self-taught master chef who loves grilling burgers and kabobs. His ultimate goal is to win Master Chef – look out Gordon Ramsey!


 

Apex 41 Official Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

June 9, 2017

Apex 41 recently celebrated with an official grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday. Apex 41 is a new luxury apartment development of GlenStar Properties, LLC, and is located in the heart of the Yorktown shopping district in Lombard, Illinois. The 181-unit was constructed in a podium design with a five-story metal-framed residential component atop a two-story, 242-vehicle parking deck. Klein & Hoffman provided structural engineering services for the new design and worked with the design team to explore framing options for the residential and parking portions of the project. Read more about our involvement here: http://bit.ly/2reiChl (photos courtesy of McShane Construction)


Scott Compton Speaks on Building Lifecycle & Maintenance at AIA Pennsylvania

May 4, 2017

Hear from Scott Compton, Managing Principal of Klein and Hoffman – Philadelphia, as he discusses ‘Building Lifecycle & Maintenance’ as it relates to K-12 design and buildings throughout Pennsylvania. Over 50 design professionals, K-12 experts and state legislators attended the event hosted by AIA Pennsylvania to discuss the integral role and responsibilities of the AEC industry in advocating for a brighter future.


K&H Open House

April 7, 2017

Our Open House was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that came out – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We’d also like to thank our K&H team members for all of their hard work. We’d also like to congratulate the winners of our giveaway! – iPad – Nathalie Rader, Property Manager of a Michigan Ave Condo High Rise; FitBit Alta HR – Stephanie Skelley, Associa Chicagoland; $100 MasterCard Gift Card – Jeff Runck, Berglund Construction. Click here to view photos!

Bad Axe Throwing Chicago

April 7, 2017

We rolled up our flannel sleeves for some adrenaline-filled axe throwing, lumberjack style at Bad Axe Throwing Chicago. The competition was intense, but good sportsmanship was the theme of  Friday night with everyone cheering for the throwers no matter the team. View more pics on our FB page.


Pete Roman Retires from Klein & Hoffman

March 31, 2017

We have another legend hanging his cap on the wall here at K&H to enjoy his next chapter in life. Pete Roman, one of our beloved inspectors will be retiring from the office to enjoy many of his hobbies. Pete has served in the office for 16 years and taught a lot of us the joy of our field. He will be missed by everyone here and we wish him all the best in the future! Keep on flying! Click here to view photos from the office retirement party.


Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2017

March 28, 2017

Celebrating Chicago’s legendary leaders and their contributions to the civic and cultural skyline.  Click here to view our album.


Kyle Stanish Keynote Speaker at the Loyola University Big Ten and Friends Parking and Transportation Conference

March 30, 2017

Loyola University hosts the 2017 Big Ten & Friends Parking and Transportation Conference April 2nd – 5th. The annual Big Ten & Friends University Transportation and Parking Conference will take place April 2nd to April 5th focusing on the unique issues of the higher education transportation and parking environment. Kyle Stanish, PhD, SE, PE, is a keynote speaker and will present, “What to Expect when you are Restoring”. Kyle was recently appointed Chair of American Concrete Institute Committee 365 on Service Life Prediction, and Chair of the Durability subcommittee of ACI 562: Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings (the Concrete Repair Code). Click the link to view more about Loyola University’s upcoming conference. http://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/big-ten/


High-Performance Design in High-Rise Buildings

March 27, 2017

Allison McSherry joins Brett Bridgeland of Seventh Wave to discuss building envelope performance including energy code requirements, compliance and performance properties; and performance solutions for all-glass buildings. Building owners, developers, architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved and interested in high-performance building design are encouraged to attend this free webinar, Wednesday, April 12th at 1PM. Click here to learn more.


Klein & Hoffman is Holding an Open House on Thursday, April 6

March 9, 2017

Everyone is invited to attend from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to celebrate K&H’s new brand, website, and rehabbed office. There will be a full bar, finger food, ping pong, and even an iPad giveaway. RSVP for this free event by emailing RSVP@kleinandhoffman.com.


Klein & Hoffman Unofficial Ski Trip

February 4, 2017

Some of the K&H team got together for the annual (unofficial) company ski trip at Granite Peak. Click here to view photos from the trip on the company Facebook page.


Homa Ghaemi a Panelist for SEAOI’s Women in the Built World Symposium

January 27, 2017

SEAOI Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) partnered up with Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE) and Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) for the ‘Women in the Built World Symposium’ being held today at the Merchandise Mart. Klein and Hoffman COO / Principal Homa Ghaemi is a panelist at the “Women in Leadership: View from the Top of the Ladder” session where she and other panelists will discuss their personal career experiences and insights on leadership.


Klein & Hoffman Team Members Judge the 25th Annual Future City Regional Competition

January 9, 2017

The future is bright! Michelle Ryland and Jon Carag judged the 25th Annual Future City Regional Competition at UIC. The Future City Competition serves 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Click here to learn more.


Klein & Hoffman Kares prepares meals from the heartKlein and Hoffman Kares Prepares Meals from the Heart

December 16, 2016

Serving others warms our hearts. Our team prepared a delicious taco bar and an ice cream station with a variety of toppings for the brave kids and families at Ronald McDonald House. We are thankful for another team opportunity to serve these families with Meals from the Heart.