JGMA and Chicago Run L.A.C.E. Up are teaming up to tour the neighborhoods of Chicago and learn about the architecture we have in our own backyard. Chicago Run’s mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging and sustainable youth running programs. From the shores of Lake Michigan to new developments in Washington Park, the run will highlight the architectural legacy of Chicago.
JGMA wins the PAD Award for Northeastern Illinois University – El Centro! This biennial award recognizes Colombian architects living outside of the country.
We are proud to announce that Northeastern Illinois University- El Centro has received first place in the Institutional Building Category of the Rethinking the Future Awards! The award recognizes architectural excellence in innovation and sustainability.
We are proud to announce that JGMA’s design for Northeastern Illinois University – El Centro has received a Platinum Award in the Architectural Design for Educational Buildings category from the 2016 Edition of the AAP! Check out the link here: https://architectureprize.com/winners-2016/winner.php?id=2557
JGMA’s design for Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep had it’s official groundbreaking last week! Phase One calls for an initial $17 million renovation to include transforming a former Kmart into a modern, high school campus in Waukegan. Stay tuned for more Cristo Rey project updates!
JGMA has been selected to be the design architect for the Robert R. McCormick Museum Redevelopment Project in Cantigny Park. Stay tuned for more details and images as the project progresses!
JGMA’s “Re-Imagining Wellness in Humboldt Park” is highlighted in Mas Context’s new issue. BOLD highlights projects that were part of the exhibition “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago” included in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Check out the issue here : http://www.mascontext.com/
JGMA and Starwood Retail Partners are collaborating to develop an existing furniture store anchor into a new ten-screen theater in Wellington, Florida. The project will occupy 40,000 sf of the second floor, requiring the roof to be raised in place to accommodate the stadium seating within the auditoriums. Along with the roof raise, an existing loading dock will be transformed into an inspiring new entry for the theater and adjoining restaurant.
As part of the "50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards" exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, JGMA explored through architecture and design the question: How can we use our food waste to generate energy and drive healthy communities? JGMA's vision proposes a facility for bio-digesters to generate usable energy and transform the negative coal-burning history of the Crawford Generating Station, in the city’s 22nd Ward, to a future of clean-energy promise and community-centric infrastructure built around food, including a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution and educational facilities; even a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago. See JGMA's entry here: Food Infrastructure JGMA 22nd Ward See the full exhibition here: http://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/exhibitions/50-designers-50-ideas-50-wards/
Thank you Urban Land Institute of Chicago for recognizing our work! Through creative use of materials, systems, and technology, El Centro has provided students with a world-class educational experience. Furthermore, by revitalizing a large swath of unused industrial land, it is serving as a catalyst for further development in the area.http://chicago.uli.org/…/vision-awar…/vision-awards-winners/
JGMA’s NEIU El Centro is also nominated for the project category. See the announcement here: Urban Land Institute Vision Awards Finalists
The gymnasium has most of the ceiling features framework in place. When complete, the gym will also serve as an auditorium for group events and performances.
The Architect's Newspaper stopped by the JGMA Studio to discuss the firm's unique office culture and philosophy and to look at four key projects: the UNO Soccer Academy; KLEO Life Center; NEIU El Centro; and Cristo Rey - St Martin. See the full story here: The Architect's Newspaper
JGMA received a RED Award for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admissions and Career + Co-op projects. The award was for the best in the Higher Education category, given by the Illinois Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.
JGMA has established the Nohra DeFrancisco Scholarship at NEIU El Centro. It provides the opportunity for an El Centro student to experience the magic of travel. The scholarship is inspired by Nohra DeFrancisco, mother of JGMA founder Juan Moreno, who announced at the CNDA awards that its monetary award from the Richard H Driehaus Foundation would be paid forward to this cause.
"A First Look at the Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Plan" JGMA, as Design Architect on the transformation of this iconic, historic Chicago development, is featured in the Chicago Tribune and Curbed Chicago. The project will be unveiled this evening to the community. See the coverage here: Curbed Chicago
JGMA and Christian Community Health Centers broke ground on two new building additions in South Holland, IL (Sibley Ave.) and Calumet City, IL (Torrence Ave). In attendance were CEO Ken Burnett and CAO Samantha Oliver-Mitchell of CCHC, President Juan Moreno and Vice-President Jason Nuttelman of JGMA, Calumet City alderman Thaddeus Jones and the Village of South Holland's Mayor Don De Graff.
Two related projects for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have finished construction . JGMA designed new office and public spaces for The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs and the Career+Co-op Center. Although the projects are located in two separate buildings, they share a conceptual approach
JGMA’s Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus won the Chicago Building Congress’ 2015 Merit Award for New Construction in Chicago Under $55 Million.