March 27, 2017
High-Performance Design in High-Rise Buildings
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 for more details.
March 22, 2017
Allysia Youngquist attends 32nd RCI International Convention &Tradeshow
Allysia Youngquist recently attended the 32nd RCI International Convention & Trade Show in sunny Anaheim, CA. The event featured keynote speaker, Bill Walton and attendees discovered the newest developments in building envelope technology, including the latest building envelope products and services. RCI, Inc. is an international association of building envelope consultants. Members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems. The affiliated Chicago area chapter donated $1,000 to the RCI Foundation.
March 16, 2017
Landmarks Illinois 2017
Celebrating Chicago’s legendary leaders and their contributions to the civic and cultural skyline. View more images here.
March 14, 2017
Napkin Sketch for AIAS - UIUC Fundraiser
This is a napkin sketch by Tim Kennedy for the AIAS – UIUC chapter napkin sketch fundraiser. Firms have been asked to submit signed sketches that will be auctioned off to the highest student bidder. Funds raised will go towards the various events hosted by AIAS throughout the school year.
March 10, 2017
APT WGLC Bowling Night at Southport Lanes
This year APT Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT-WGLC) hosted their spring social at Southport Lanes to network, talk business, catch-up on current events with the chapter and have a few friendly rounds of bowling. K&H has a healthy group of active members with APT and wishing to expand further within the office. Anthony Latino, Hershel Bhat, Allison Toonen-Talamo, Lauren Garvey, Jon Carag, and David Weirick attended the event from the office and kicked some butt in bowling. A gracious thank to APT-WGLC for hosting the event! View more images here!
February 13, 2017
K&H team at Granite Peak
Some of the K&H team got together for the annual (unofficial) company ski trip! View more photos on our Facebook Page here.
January 31, 2017
Michelle Ryland & Step Up for Kids!
Michelle Ryland and her best friend Jasmine climbed 80 flights of stairs this past Sunday for the 20th Annual Aon Step Up for Kids event benefiting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. This is Michelle’s third race to the top! Congrats Michelle! #StepUpForKids #all4your1
January 27, 2017
Homa Ghaemi a panelist for SEAOI’s Women in the Built World Symposium
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.
January 25, 2017
Allison McSherry for DCEO Illinois Energy Now ‘Game On!’ Workshop
Allison McSherry will facilitate training sessions during the DCEO Illinois Energy Now 'Game On! Commercial Energy Modeling for Code Compliance' workshops held January 26 - May 10th . The events are designed by the Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling for the Illinois construction industry to improve compliance with the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2013. View flyer for registration details.
January 09, 2017
K&H Team Members Judge the 25th Annual Future City Regional Competition
The Future is bright! Michelle Ryland and Jon Carag pictured here were judges last Saturday at the 25th Annual Future City Regional Competition at UIC. Future City Competition serves 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sponsored by DiscoverE, this national program introduces students to engineering with popular Sim City software. Students design cities with simulation software, build scale models, write essays and give oral presentations on their city's design. Click here to learn more.
December 16, 2016
Klein and Hoffman Kares Prepares Meals from the Heart
Serving others warms our hearts. Last Friday evening our team prepared a delicious taco bar, and for dessert, an ice cream station with a variety of toppings for the brave kids and families atRonald McDonald House. We are thankful for another team opportunity to serve these families with Meals from the Heart.
November 21, 2016
K&H Wins ICRI 2016 Award of Excellence for Wheaton Center Apartments
K&H recently received the Award of Excellence, High-Rise Category for the Rehabilitation of the Wheaton Center Apartments at the 24th Annual @International Concrete Repair Institute - (ICRI) 2016 Project Awards Banquet in Cleveland, OH. Mike Naponelli delivered a great presentation detailing the project delivery and challenges for the $19 million rehabilitation which included the exterior rehabilitation of Tower 2, rehabilitation of 3 parking garages and a recreation deck, and the lifting and permanent structural reinforcement of Building 6. Congrats to all award winners and nominees!
October 26, 2016
Terry McDonald to Present at the 6th Annual SEAOI Structures Symposium
Senior Associate II, Terry McDonald, SE, PE will deliver a presentation this morning at the 6th annual SEAOI Structures Symposium titled "To Demo, or Not to Demo: That is the Question". The presentation will highlight the structural rehabilitation of Wheaton Center Apartments Building 6. Click here to read more about the event.
September 27, 2016
Klein and Hoffman Architects to Present at the CSI Chicago Dinner and Program at East Bank Club
Klein and Hoffman Architects Todd Gorrell, John Birazzi and Glenn Johnson will deliver a presentation at the CSI Chicago chapter program titled "Restoration Architect’s Perspective of Common Design and Construction Problems with Chicago Buildings. The presentation will highlight re-occurring issues found in Chicago buildings along with some of the one of a kind “OMG” issues observed during their work in this field. The goal is for the audience to gain awareness that even the simplest oversights during the design and construction of a building can result in problems for building owners. The meeting will be held tonight at the East Bank Club at 5:00pm.
September 20, 2016
Chicago Building Congress 2016 Economic Summit - ‘Engineers Take the Lead’ Event
Klein and Hoffman CEO and Senior Principal, Jon Boyd, and other leaders from the engineering / construction industry will discuss key construction industry issues from an engineers perspective at the Chicago Building Congress 2016 Economic Summit - 'Engineers Take the Lead' event (at the Union League Club). CBC Board Member and Past President Greg Meeder will moderate the discussion.
September 07, 2016
BOMA/Chicago Golf Classic 2016
A few members of the Klein and Hoffman team: Mike Naponelli, Chris Thomas (Bulley and Andrews) Robert Lau, and Tom Gabel at the BOMA/Chicago Golf Outing at Cog Hill on August 18th. Thanks to everyone who made this event happen, we had a great time!
September 06, 2016
Klein and Hoffman + Together We Rise
Klein and Hoffman partnered with Together We Rise to help decorate and assemble 15 duffel bags for kids in foster care that usually carry their belongings in trash bags. These duffel bags are filled with goodies including a coloring book, crayons, blanket, teddy bear and a toiletries kit. Our team enjoyed contributing artistic skills to such a heartfelt cause! The bags will be given to foster children to let them know they are loved!
June 21, 2016
Jay Paul Receives the John F. Parmer Award
Congratulations to our own Jay H. Paul who was presented with the John F. Parmer Award by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). This special award honors a structural engineer whose distinguished career is acknowledge by their peers as an example of excellence in engineering. The annual awards banquet was held on the 99th Floor of the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago, June 11th.
Jay H. Paul, SE, PE, FACI, is a Senior Principal of Klein and Hoffman with more than 40 years of experience and has served the industry through numerous professional organizations including the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (past President) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI, past Chair of ACI Committee 546 – Concrete Repair). Jay is currently a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute and ACI Committee 562 – Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings. Recently, he served as chair of the review committee for the development of the Guide to the Code for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings. (Photo by Andrew Breen)
May 26, 2016
Kyle Stanish Speaks at 3rd Annual NACE Conference in Orlando, FL
Kyle Stanish, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Senior Associate at Klein and Hoffman spoke at the 3rd NACE Conference on “Concrete Service Life Extension” in Orlando, Florida on May 25, 2016. The conference included a variety of national and international speakers on such diverse topics and cathodic protection of concrete structures, protective coatings for concrete, service life modelling, and asset management and repairs to concrete infrastructure, among others. There were approximately 100 attendees. His topic was “Specifications and the Durability of Repairs.”
NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 36,000+ members in 140 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
April 21, 2016
Getting Your Parking Structure Ready for Spring
The spring season is a great time to assess the condition of your parking structure after a rough winter. In this article, Klein and Hoffman Senior Associate, Kyle Stanish, Ph.D., SE, PE, highlights several points to consider as it relates to the maintenance and restoration of parking garages. Click the image below to read more.
March 17, 2016
Klein and Hoffman Attends the 2016 Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Members of the Klein and Hoffman team attended the 2016 Legendary Landmarks Celebration; an event honoring legendary leaders and their contributions to Chicago's civic and cultural skyline. Since 1971, Landmarks Illinois has served as the state’s leading voice for historic preservation by promoting the reuse of buildings as a strategy for economic development and sustaining healthy communities, and fostering understanding and stewardship of the built environment. Landmarks Illinois is the only not-for-profit organization inspiring local action statewide to catalyze incremental and transformational community change through historic preservation. Pictured below, left to right: Chelsea Medek, Mike Naponelli, Allison McSherry, Chris Enck, Lauren Garvey, David Weirick. Courtesy of Landmarks Illinois. Photo: Oscar Izquierdo.
January 25, 2016
Kyle Stanish Joins Klein and Hoffman as a Senior Associate
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Kyle Stanish, Ph.D, S.E., P.E. to the firm as a Senior Associate. He was formerly with Walker Restoration Consultants as a senior restoration consultant. His expertise includes both structural and materials assessment, with his doctorate in concrete materials.
Dr. Stanish joined Klein and Hoffman in January 2016. He has more than 10 years of experience in the restoration/repair industry. He holds a professional registration as a structural engineer in Illinois and is licensed as a professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Tennessee. His vast project experience includes routine evaluations to multi‐year repair programs. Stanish’s expertise involves various structural systems, including post‐tensioned concrete, precast concrete, structural steel and masonry. As a published author, he integrated his experience, solutions and lessons learned with “Concrete International” and other relevant publications with the Raikar International Conference and the National Parking Association. He is the Secretary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 365 – Service Life Prediction, and sits on Committees 364, 562 and 563.
Some of his widely recognized projects include the Pepsi Ice Center Parking Garage, University of Chicago Medical Center Parking Garage, Duke Hospital Parking Garage, Asheville Mall Green and Red Parking Deck, Oak Park Mall East and West, Easton Town Center, and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Parking Garage. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering: Concrete Materials from the University of Toronto. Also, he completed his Master of Science in Civil Engineering Structures from the University of Toronto and his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from McMaster University.
January 08, 2016
John Birazzi Joins Klein and Hoffman as a New Firm Owner
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to to announce a new company shareholder ‐ John Birazzi, AIA, CSI, CDT, Leed AP, as Associate Principal. He was formerly with Booth Hanson and held positions as a principal and technical director. He is an expert in life safety evaluations, due diligence reviews of existing buildings, and forensic architectural investigations.
Birazzi has more than 33 years of experience as registered architect and holds certifications as a certified construction documents technologist and a registered energy professional. His professional expertise is diverse including architectural design, system selection, project costs, sustainability, specifications, codes, materiality, alternates and best practices. Some of his highly recognized projects include the University of Chicago, Public Building Commission, Chicago Botanic Garden, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Roosevelt University, Bank of America Theater, Kohl’s Children’s Museum, and as the trusted advisor to Cook County on projects such as the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse and others. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology.
October 26, 2015
Klein and Hoffman Announces Three New Firm Owners
Recognizing the importance of accomplishment of individuals and growing the company, Klein and Hoffman, K&H, is pleased to announce three new company shareholders: Glenn A. Johnson, AIA, CSI, QCxP, Senior Associate, Terry McDonald, S.E., P.E., Senior Associate, and Allysia Youngquist, R.A., Senior Associate.
The K&H board of directors approved the addition of the new shareholders in October 2015.
Johnson joined Klein and Hoffman in 2010 as a Project Architect. He has more than 26 years of experience as registered architect and holds certifications as a registered energy professional, self‐certified permits authorization professional and a qualified commissioning process professional. He holds expertise in architectural design, code compliance review, and project management of institutional, health care, hospitality, commercial office, multi‐unit residential buildings, parking structures, and stadiums. Johnson supervises CADD/drafting teams and performs/supervises engineering services during construction such as consultation, field observation and field problem resolution.
McDonald joined Klein and Hoffman in as 2004 as a Project Engineer. He has more than 15 years of experience in management in the structural engineering group. As a registered professional engineer and structural engineer, his expertise includes design and analysis of building structures with an emphasis on adaptive reuse and renovation of existing buildings. He has conducted field investigations, provided design development, and prepared contract drawings and specifications.
Youngquist joined Klein and Hoffman in 2002 as a Project Architect. She has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed architect in the design and analysis of exterior building modifications and rehabilitation for existing structures. Youngquist’s expertise in rehabilitation efforts includes exterior repairs of masonry, concrete and stone facades as well as roof systems and waterproofing. She holds NCARB certification.
July 01, 2015
Klein and Hoffman Promotions…
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the promotion of Chicago staff members Allysia Youngquist to Senior Associate and Tom Gabel to Senior Architect 2. We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Bender to Branch Operation Manager of our Philadelphia office location. Congratulations Allysia, Tom & Bob!
June 22, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Allison McSherry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, CEM
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Allison McSherry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, CEM to our A/E group in Chicago. Allison has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and brings industry experience with notable firms including International Energy Conservation Consultants, Henneman Engineering and David Wayne McEachern Architects. Welcome Allison!
May 29, 2015
Klein and Hoffman Kares 2015 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
Congrats to all of the runners, walkers and supporters who joined the 2015 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge. Klein and Hoffman was honored to be part of this great event in Chicago's Grant Park!
May 26, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Ronald J. Spellich, P.E.
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Ronald J. Spellich, PE to our team in Chicago. Ron has a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and 33 years of exterior wall consulting experience with notable firms including CDC, Harmon, Inc., Schuco and Oldcastle Glass. Welcome Ron!
May 06, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes David Weirick…
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to welcome David Weirick to our Chicago office. He has his BS in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and his MS, Historic Preservation from Clemson University. Welcome David!
March 31, 2015
Homa Ghaemi Named COO of Klein and Hoffman
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Homa Ghaemi S.E., P.E. to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Klein and Hoffman. Homa has been with Klein and Hoffman since 2001 and has provided many valued contributions during her tenure including receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA Program at Northwestern University. Homa will continue her role as Design Principal in Charge of our Structural Engineering department. Please join us in congratulating her on this exciting new role and celebrating the bright future of Klein and Hoffman.
March 30, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Syed M. Shoaib, P.E.
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to annouce the addition of Syed M. Shoaib, P.E. to our Philadelphia office. Mr. Shoaib brings nearly 20 years of regional and international experience to Klein and Hoffman and is a Licensed Engineer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland & Connecticut. Welcome Syed!
March 24, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Alesha Shaw
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the addition of Alesha Shaw as Marketing Specialist. Alesha graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis and brings 7+ years of experience working with such notable companies as Hilton Hotels Corporation, Pickering and ARCADIS. Welcome Alesha!
March 23, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Bradley Feldman…
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Bradley Feldman to our A/E group. Brad has recently completed his Master of Architecture degree at Boston Architectural College and brings industry experience with notable firms including Bergmeyer Associates, MSH Architecture Associates and Cornnia Voci Architecture. Welcome Brad!
March 19, 2015
Klein and Hoffman welcomes Jacob Stellwagen…
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jacob Stellwagen to our A/E group. Jacob has recently completed his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and brings intern experience with notable firms including Maue Construction Company, Andrew R. Partak and Restoration Works, Inc. Welcome Jacob!
March 17, 2015
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to welcome Nathan Korol
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Nathan Korol to our A/E group. Nathan has recently completed his Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and brings intern experience with notable firms including Partners In Design, MEK Studio and Archi-Treasures. Welcome Nathan!
March 06, 2015
K&H’s Christopher Enck Interviewed for the John S. Van Bergen House Relocation
Klein and Hoffman's Christopher Enck is heralded with saving the 87-year old Prairie styled John S. Van Bergen house. The historic home made it's final move yesterday in three pieces on flatbed trucks 2.2 miles to it's new home in the 2700 block of Crawford Avenue in Evanston. His Fox News interview may be found at http://tinyurl.com/n6utag4.
December 19, 2014
Klein and Hoffman announces additional promotions
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Ipema and Roman Wachula to Associate and Terry McDonald and Glenn Johnson to Senior Associate. Congratulations to all!
December 18, 2014
Klein and Hoffman announces additional promotions
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the promotions of Chris Enck, Mike Naponelli and Kristen Navaid to Senior I. Tom Flynn, Zelina Johnson and Kathleen Strnad were promoted to Senior II. Congratulations to all!
December 17, 2014
Klein and Hoffman announces more promotions
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Bender to Technician IV and Christopher Mojica to Inspector III. Congratulations Bob & Chris!
December 16, 2014
Klein and Hoffman Promotions
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the following promotions: Roger Barak, Lauren Garvey & Eric Guenther to Intermediate I and Chelsea Medek, Michelle Ryland and Alice Sloan to Intermediate II. Congratulations to all!
November 13, 2014
Klein and Hoffman on team relocating the Harriet Rees House
Klein and Hoffman is thrilled to be part of the team relocating the Histroic Harriet Rees House. Read more about the project by clicking here.
October 27, 2014
Klein and Hoffman to exhibit at Chicago Cooperator
Klein and Hoffman is looking forward to another great Chicago Cooperator event on Tuesday October 28th! It will be a beautiful day out on Navy Pier and is a free event to attend so please consider coming by to say hello! More information may be found at http://chicagocondoexpo.com/
September 30, 2014
Klein and Hoffman’s Hotes inducted into Lambda Alpha
Please join us in congratulating Klein and Hoffman's Robert J. Hotes, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C on his induction to the Philadelphia Chapter of Lambda Alpha. Lambda Alpha International provides an opportunity for distinguished practitioners and scholars to come together in fellowship to discuss, debate and perhaps solve dilemmas involving use of our land resources. The membership of the Philadelphia Chapter of LAI includes professionals who have made their mark on the local, national and international community through their individual real estate practices. Members have also demonstrated a commitment to community service outside of their professional endeavors.
August 26, 2014
Klein and Hoffman Sponsors 2014 Skyline Council of Landmarks Chicago Social Event
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to be sponsoring the Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois 2014 Skyline Social on September 20, 2014. More information may be found by clicking here.
August 20, 2014
Klein and Hoffman to Sponsor CBRE 2014 Charity Bash
Klein and Hoffman is proud to be a 2014 sponsor of CBRE Foundation's Charity Bash! Additional information may be found by clicking here.
July 14, 2014
New Hire - Jonathan Carag
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jonathan Carag, LEED AP as Project Engineer to our Chicago, IL office. Mr. Carage has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Ohio State University and is a recent graduate of a dual Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Structures program at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman full time, Jonathan had completed internships at Urban Design Group in Baltimore, MD and Klein and Hoffman in Chicago, IL.
July 08, 2014
New Hire - Robert C. Kmetz
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Robert C. Kmetz as Controller in our Chicago, IL office. Mr. Kmetz brings over 19 years of accounting and financial experience in the A/E/C industry to our team. Robert has a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree from Purdue University Calumet. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Mr. Kmetz worked at Robinson Engineering, Ltd., Flaherty Construction and Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.
July 02, 2014
New Hire - Kevin R. Weise
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kevin R. Weise as Project Manager to our Philadelphia, PA office. Mr. Weise brings over 8 years of architectural industry experience to our team and is involved in building exterior restoration, preservation, rehabilitation, design and construction. Kevin has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Mr. Weise worked as a Project Manager at Israel Berger & Associates, Hoffmann Architects, Inc. and TMT Restoration all located in New York, NY.
July 01, 2014
New Hire - Robert J. Lau, P.E.
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Robert J. Lau, P.E.as Project Engineer to our Chicago, IL office. Mr. Lau brings over 7 years of engineering industry experience to our team and is involved in building engineering assessments, analysis, design and construction. Robert has a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Design from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Mr. Lau worked as a Project Engineer at Perry & Associates, Inc.
June 20, 2014
New Intern - Joseph Dressel
Please join us in welcoming Klein and Hoffman's newest intern Joseph Dressel. Joe has studied Engineering at both Virginia Tech & Burlington County College and is joining our Philadelphia, PA office.
June 16, 2014
New Intern - Gavin Fleagle
Please join us in welcoming Klein and Hoffman's newest intern, Gavin Fleagle. Gavin is an Architectural student at Judson University who is joining our Chicago, IL office.
June 12, 2014
Klein and Hoffman Kares Volunteers at Free Spirit Siberian Rescue
The Klein and Hoffman Kares Foundation is proud to support Free Spirit Siberian Rescue! On Saturday May 31st, Klein and Hoffman employees provided volunteer labor for the tuckpointing and repair of dog kennel runs at Free Spirit Siberian Rescure in Harvard, IL. It was a great day of team-building, learning and hard work for our staff. For more infomration on adoption or how you can support Free Spirit Siberian Rescue, please visit www.huskyrescue.org.
June 03, 2014
New Hire - Gerald Bauer
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Gerald Bauer as Junior Project Engineer in our Chicago office. Gerry is a recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Masters of Architecture with Historic Preservation from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Gerry worked as an intern at S.J. Janis Company and served as Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
June 02, 2014
Klein and Hoffman welcomes our 2014 summer interns
Please join us in welcoming Klein and Hoffman's new summer interns! Michael Dietrich is a student at the University of Illinois who is joining our Chicago, IL office. Dana Rice is a student at University of Pennsylvania pursuing both Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science in Historic Preservation and will be working in our Philadelphia office.
May 22, 2014
K&H Kares - Chase Corporate Challenge
Klein and Hoffman is proud to be sponsoring a team for tonight's Chase Corporate Challenge through our Klein and Hoffman Kares Foundation!
April 03, 2014
New Hire - Thomas J. Werner, Jr.
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Thomas J. Werner, Jr., EIT as Project Engineer in our Philadelphia office. Mr. Werner brings over 20 years of industry experience to our team and is involved in the onsite investigations and evaluations of existing buildings, preparing field condition reports and construction budget estimates. Thomas also surveys, analyzes and designs new structural repairs on existing building systems and new structures. Mr. Werner has a BS degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology from Penn State. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Thomas worked for Mara Restoration, Inc., The Kachele Group, Inc. and O'Donnell & Naccarato, Inc.
March 24, 2014
Robert J. Hotes to present at 17th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium
Robert J. Hotes, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C of Klein and Hoffman will be presenting at the 17th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium hosted by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania on April 3-5, 2014. Additional details may be found at http://www.usicomos.org/symposium.
March 17, 2014
Robert J. Hotes & Alice Sloan to Speak at the 2014 SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Check out Klein and Hoffman's own Robert J. Hotes, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C and Alice Sloan as they present "Always Be Prepared—Planning and Implementing Campus Condition Assessment Programs" with our client Robert Jeffrey Grimm from Kutztown University at the SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference March 23-25, 2014 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Additional information can be found at https://www.scup.org/page/regions/ma/2014
January 30, 2014
Homa Ghaemi named to serve the Village of Wilmette
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce that Homa Ghaemi, P.E., S.E. has been appointed as Commissioner on the Village of Wilmette Historic Preservation Committee. Homa will work in support of several Wilmette properties designated as local historic landmarks, helping to preserve their contribution to their neighborhood and in support of Wilmette’s two areas of unique character that have been designated in the national register historic districts.
December 09, 2013
Klein and Hoffman Client Goettsch Partners named AIA Chicago Firm of the Year
Klein and Hoffman congratulates our client Goettsch Partners (GP) on being named the 2013 Firm of the Year, as conferred by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago). http://www.gpchicago.com/users/folder.asp
November 08, 2013
New Hire - William J. Ipema
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of William J. Ipema, S.E., P.E. as Project Engineer. Mr. Ipema brings over 10 years of industry experience to our team and is involved in the evaluation and rehabilitation of structures specializing in structural integrity, serviceability and durability challenges as well as new structural engineering design. William has a BS and MS degree in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, William worked for Perry & Associates, LLC and Abatangelo-Hanson, Ltd.
October 30, 2013
New Hire - Donna Lorenz
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Donna Lorenz, CPA as Controller. Donna has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University - College of Business. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Donna worked with several prestigious organizations including Navistar, Mayekawa USA Inc, Bureau Veritas North America and PSI.
October 16, 2013
Wrigley Building Renovation wins Bronze Award
Klein and Hoffman congratulates our clients Zeller Realty Group and Goettsch Partners on winning a Bronze Award for The Wrigley Building renovations in Building Design + Construction's 2014 Annual Reconstruction Awards. K& H’s Dave Fanella and Adugna Fanuel served as Structural Engineers on this project and are honored to have worked on one of Chicago's most iconic architectural treasures.BD+C Bronze Award
September 11, 2013
New Hire - Emily Snyder
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Emily Snyder as Marketing Coordinator. Emily is a graduate of Harrington College of Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Emily worked in the Print Production & Promotions industries as well as CGL Engineering.
August 15, 2013
New Hire - Eric Guenther
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Eric Guenther as Junior Project Engineer. Eric is a recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies degree from University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman full time, Eric worked with us as a summer intern as well as interning with Taylor Structural Engineering.
August 01, 2013
New Hire - Lauren Garvey
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Lauren Garvey as Junior Project Engineer. Lauren is a recent graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies degree from University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, Lauren worked as an intern at Wiss, Janney Elstner Associates and the National Park Service in Washington DC.
June 01, 2013
New Hire - Dawn M. Zancan
Klein and Hoffman is pleased to announce the addition of Dawn M. Zancan as Business Development and Marketing Director. Dawn brings 16 years of Business Development and Marketing experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. Prior to joining Klein and Hoffman, she worked as a Regional Director of National Casino Marketing at Caesar's Entertainment and Business Development Director at U.S Equities.
December 17, 2012
Klein and Hoffman proud recipient of 2012 PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction.
Klein and Hoffman receives 2012 PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction. The Premier Award for Client Satisfaction is presented in partnership with DesignFacilitator, and honors A/E/C firms that provide their clients with top quality communications, impressive performance, and cost effective solutions. In its third year, the Premier Award participants included several dozen firms from the United States and Canada, many with international offices, making this a truly global competition. The firms included architects, engineers, geo-scientists, environmental consultants, and others - creating a diverse cross-section of professional services. For additional information, please visit the PSMJ website. http://www.psmj.com/news-media/psmj-resources-inc-announces-2012-award-winners-at-2012-aec-industry-summit-in-orlando.cfm
October 01, 2012
Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures Groups Acquired by The Burns Group
Klein and Hoffman, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of our Philadelphia- and Chicago-based Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures Groups by The Burns Group of Philadelphia, effective October 1, 2012. Klein and Hoffman has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with The Burns Group, and this transition will serve to better respond to the specific strategic needs of the Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures marketplace.
With this transition, Klein and Hoffman, Inc. will retain the full complement of our Architectural and Structural Restoration Groups and will continue to provide and expand these services from both our Philadelphia and Chicago offices. We will continue to provide the high quality, value-added services and personal attention that you have come to expect from Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
Through our Philadelphia and Chicago offices, we will continue to apply this specialized expertise to improve the quality of the built environment, to preserve our architectural heritage, and to promote a sustainable future.
Klein and Hoffman and The Burns Group will continue to collaborate on projects where our respective areas of specialization enhance our ability to provide appropriate solutions in support of our clients’ needs.
June 26, 2012
Klein and Hoffman wins SEAOI Award - Mundelein Center at Loyola University, Chicago
Klein and Hoffman recently received the 2012 SEAOI Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering - "Best Project $5 Million up to $50 Million" . This award was in recognition of the structural rehabilitation project at the Mundelein Center on Loyola University's Lakeshore Campus in Chicago. The award was recently presented at the Annual Banquet on June 9, 2012 at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago.
May 17, 2012
Skygazer Office Building - Astellas Headquarters Wins Chicago Building Congress Merit Award
The Astellas North American Headquarters Project was honored with a 2012 Merit Award for New Construction Suburbs from the Chicago Building Congress. The merit awards ceremony was held on May 16, 2012 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Plaque Quote: “This project displays distinctive design, outstanding construction, and a positive impact on the surrounding community”
March 20, 2012
Exterior Restoration of Recitation Hall at West Chester University Wins 2012 Grand Jury Award
Klein and Hoffman received a Grand Jury Award for the Exterior Restoration of Recitation Hall at West Chester University at the 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards Luncheon held on May 8, 2012 at the crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building. The event was sponsored by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
Recitation Hall, c.1893, is the oldest remaining building on the West Chester University campus. The 12,950 SF building is comprised of limestone and historically significant serpentine stone, indigenous to Chester County and Northern Maryland and no longer quarried for exterior use. K&H, in association with an architectural conservator, performed a comprehensive hands-on condition assessment of the masonry and developed construction documents. To preserve the serpentine stone aesthetic, the University directed that the salvageable stones be patched with a proprietary cementitious mortar in colors matching the existing remaining sound stone. The project team included the Facilities Design and Construction Department of West Chester University, Klein and Hoffman, Inc., Caretti Restoration and Preservation Services, LLC, and Schnabel Conservation, LLC.
The Preservation Alliance's Preservation Achievement Awards luncheon, held every May, Preservation Month, is an annual celebration of the individuals, organizations, businesses and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the Philadelphia region. The annual luncheon, attended by over 600, is the largest gathering of preservationists in the Philadelphia area.
March 09, 2012
Astellas Headquarters development wins 2012 Build to Suit Project of the Year.
Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc. North American headquarters won Build to Suit Project of the Year on Thursday at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards. MB Real Estate Services LLC and GlenStar Properties LLC. The dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Goettsch Partners was the lead architect and Klein and Hoffman provided structural design services for the award winning 450,000sf facility.
September 27, 2011
Klein and Hoffman Wins 2011 Chicago Landmark Award
Klein and Hoffman wins preservation excellence award for the exterior restoration of 600 South Michigan Avenue on behalf of Columbia College. K&H served as the restoration engineer for the rehabilitation of limestone and brick facades on this historic Michigan Ave. building. This project included the complete removal and restoration of the 15th floor cornice and attic level wall cladding. Klein and Hoffman along with Columbia College, received the 2011 Chicago Landmark Award at a recent event held at the Chicago Cultural Center.
April 22, 2011
City of Philadelphia Institutes Facade Ordinance
The City of Philadelphia has instituted a façade ordinance requiring periodic inspection of all buildings six or more stories in height and all buildings with any appurtenance in excess of 60 feet in height. The second round of inspections for buildings constructed between 1951 and 1970 were due by June 30, 2012. The third round of inspections are due by June 30, 2013 for buildings constructed between 1971 and 1980. The inspection must include a physical, hands-on inspection of a representative sample of the building from a scaffold or other observation platform, conducted by or under the supervision of a licensed structural engineer or architect knowledgeable in the design, construction, and inspection of building facades.
As a recognized leader in façade assessment and restoration, K&H has been involved with the development and implementation of façade ordinance requirements in other cities. Our extensive expertise in building envelope rehabilitation makes K&H the right choice to meet your façade inspection requirements. For further information, contact Bob Hotes at 215-563-7787 or email@example.com.