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Lucas Museum Taps Chicago Firms Gang, VOA as Part of Design Team

George Lucas announced in June that Chicago would be home to his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and he has today revealed the team of architects and designers who will bring his vision to life. Beijing-based MAD Architects will be the principal designers. Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge connecting LMNA to Northerly Island while another Chicago-based firm, VOA Associates, will serve as executive architect and implement the MAD design.

CBRE Acquires U.S. Equities

willisLocal boutique commercial real estate firm U.S. Equities has agreed to terms with CBRE Group and, effective today, CBRE has acquired U.S. Equities Realty’s national operations. U.S. Equities’ approximately 400 employees in Chicago will continue to service their clients in the same capacities with the combined firm.

Is This the Next Supertall Tower in Chicago?

WandaThe Wanda Group announced yesterday that it would invest $900 million to build what would be the city’s third tallest building. Located in the Lakeshore East neighborhood between Millennium Park and the Chicago River, the site is one of the last remaining undeveloped plots in the master plan site, home to Studio Gang’s acclaimed Aqua residential tower.

Recycling Our Cities: Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance

DiversionNationwide, about 40% by weight of material that goes into our landfills comes from buildings? Cook County has only one remaining open landfill, which will close soon, meaning our communities will pay more to transport trash, and cause more diesel emissions into our air.

Climate Corps Comes to Chicago

EDFThere has been a battle cry repeated more often than any other, especially in the green building community: energy efficiency. Renewables can cut greenhouse gas emissions, but during the wait for lower prices and more efficacious technologies we can reduce the amount of energy we consume now. This strategy often promises a quick return on investment, handy for persuading those who oversee the funding. If improving energy efficiency makes so much sense, however, why does it often seem so hard to implement? Enter the EDF Climate Corps.

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