Bulley & Andrews Celebrates CBC Project Awards for Monroe Building and Ronald McDonald House

Each year the Chicago Building Congress (CBC) presents Merit Awards to honor outstanding projects in eight different categories. This year two Bulley & Andrews’ projects, the Monroe Building and Ronald McDonald House, were awarded the 2013 Merit Award in their respective category.
The historic Monroe Building took home the night’s top prize for Rehab Construction. Since 1912, the Holabird and Roche designed building at 104 S. Michigan has held a prominent position in the historic street scape opposite Grant Park. When the current owners purchased the 240,000 square foot building, they saw potential in the architectural gem and committed to a complete renovation and restoration.

Over six years, the project team, led by Bulley & Andrews’ David Linden and Mike Lemmons completed a meticulous interior and exterior restoration and renovation, which returned the building to its original prominence. Historic building elements were repaired and/or restored to the highest level of preservation standards. Project team members include:

  • Owner: J&J Arnaco
  • Architect: Holabird & Root
  • Engineer: Berg Engineering
  • Masonry Restoration: Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration
  • Consultants: Aurora Lighting Design and Klein & Hoffman

In the category: New Construction Chicago, Under $55 Million, the Ronald McDonald House on 211 East Grand Avenue received the Merit Award. The world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, it supports the needs of families whose children are receiving treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The project was led by Bulley & Andrews’ Mark Evans and Patrick O’Bryan.

The new House offers 14-stories of care and comfort for families of hospitalized children, including 86 guest rooms, a rooftop healing deck and a kitchen filled with home-cooked meals and supportive conversation. Project team members include:

  • Owner: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana
  • Architect: Antunovich Associates
  • Engineer: CEA&A Structural Engineers and WMA Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: Kinsella Landscape
  • Interior Designer: Gettys
  • Owner’s Representative: Daccord Group

Also recognized by the CBC was the Hinsdale Hospital Patient Pavilion as a finalist in the New Construction Suburbs category. Bulley & Andrews’ Scott Hartman and Mark Detjen provided project management for the brand-new, five-story patient pavilion.