Work A-Z

By Letter


IMG_3706v2 - web
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
  • Awards Best Project Award, Residential/Hospitality category, Engineering News-Record Midwest, 2017
    Gold Award, Building Team Awards, Building Design + Construction, 2017
    American Architecture Prize, Architectural Design/Educational Buildings, 2017

    Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility, Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Excellence in Design Award (Architecture), Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Award of Merit (Educational Facilities) Design-Build Institute of America, 2017
    Shortlist, Higher Education Category, World Architecture Festival, 2017
    Building of the Year Midwest, Best of Design Awards, Architect’s Newspaper, 2017
    Honor Award, AIA Hampton Roads, 2017
    PCI Design Awards, Higher Education category, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2017

    Best Precast Project, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Awards, 2017

The North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons is a new 360,000 sq. ft. development designed to be a signature facility for The University of Chicago. Located on the northern part of the campus, the new residence hall includes eight “Houses” of approximately 100 first- through fourth-year students each. Each college “House” is structured around a three-story lounge that includes common space for students, as well as a community dining commons with tables organized by each “House”. The residence hall also offers a more independent living option with private rooms and kitchen facilities for third- and fourth-year students. Additionally, the development includes small retail spaces, offices, multi-use rooms, and classrooms.


IMG_0476v2 CROP
  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • LEED Rating Gold
The new Chicago Theological Seminary for the University of Chicago is a four-story building that includes administration offices, classrooms, a chapel, a library, and a dining space. Additionally, the project included state-of-the-art audio visual technologies for interactive student education. The University of Chicago Guide for Professional Services required energy modeling, which, combined with a cost analysis, guided the team in optimizing design and material efficiencies, while maintaining the architect’s design intent. Photovoltaics were used to provide an alternate energy source to the building. 


IMG_1895v2 CROP
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Awards ASHRAE Illinois Chapter-Excellence in Engineering Award, 2015
Located on a prominent site in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago, the new 16,000 sq. ft. Chinatown Branch Library aims to create a new civic, educational and social hub for the surrounding community, providing a place of discovery and learning in the new digital age. The state-of-the-art library offers a unique blend of traditional library services and the cutting edge technology featured in 21st century libraries, as well as striking modern architecture and community specific design features.  The library has a large central space for community gathering and a large, a glass-enclosed community room for events and programs and two meeting rooms for small group work. It features a large reading room, a YOUmedia digital media space for teens, an expanded community room, children's reading room, meeting space for community use, state of the art technology, Wi-Fi, and self-checkout stations.


IMG_4082v2 Optimized Web
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Silver
Coast is one of the twelve buildings that makes up the Lakeshore East Development located along Chicago’s downtown lakefront. dbHMS has worked with the developer on three buildings in the complex, providing sustainability consulting and commissioning services. For Coast, dbHMS helped to guide the sustainable design strategies and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) certification process for this 47-story luxury apartment tower. 


DSC08727v2 - web
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI
  • LEED Rating Silver
The Consumers Energy Employee Development Center (EDC) is a state-of-the-art, three story, 31,000 sf training center and office building along the west bank of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first floor contains general meeting areas, energy exhibits, lobbies, and classrooms. The second floor contains additional classrooms and breakout areas. The third floor contains conference rooms and executive offices while the fourth floor contains space for mechanical equipment as well as general storage. In partnership with Catalyst Partners, dbHMS was contracted by Consumers Energy to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Commissioning Services, Measurement & Verification for Ongoing Commissioning, Building Enclosure Commissioning Services, and Building Enclosure Testing Services.