Codeverse’s third studio, located in Wilmette, is now open for business! RCC has been working with the Codeverse team since the inception of their flagship coding studio in Lincoln Park and continued working with them on their recent Naperville and Wilmette openings. The studios feature custom, pre-fabricated design elements, and integrated light and AV systems that students can customize and control via Codeverse’s proprietary coding language. Beyond being exciting, immersive spaces, the studios are creating opportunities for kids to learn skills that will be critical to their future success. Our team is thrilled to be able to play a role in Codeverse’s mission to teach a billion kids to code. Check out project photos here!
WellCare’s new office is under construction at 300 S Riverside Plaza. RCC is working alongside Perkins + Will and JLL to deliver the new space this spring. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019 and will move WellCare’s team into a 50K SF space with sweeping views of the Chicago River. RCC worked with WellCare and JLL to implement a highly diverse project team, with nearly 40% of the value of awarded subcontracts going to MBE/WBE/VBE certified firms. We’re proud to be working with such an accomplished group to deliver an exceptional space.
Codeverse-Naperville is officially open! RCC completed the second of three Codeverse studios last month and is thrilled to be open the third location in Wilmette this month (photos coming soon!). Our team worked with Codeverse on their flagship location in Lincoln Park last summer and then continued working together to develop the next two locations in the Chicago area. The new studio features a range of custom and pre-fabricated design elements, and fully “hackable” systems for students to control through Codeverse’s proprietary coding language. Check out project photos here!
The RCC team is thrilled to announce the promotions of Robert Braun from Project Engineer to Assistant Project Manager and Liza Camacho from Intern to Project Engineer. Robert has been a dedicated member of the team for nearly three years, starting with us right out of college and never looking back. In the past year Robert has taken the lead on a slate of projects while also maintaining his PE role on some of our largest projects to date. His attention to detail and willingness to be involved in project processes from start to finish have made him an outstanding team member. Liza Camacho started with us in June as a PE Intern and quickly excelled beyond the role. She joined the team full time in August as a Project Engineer and is currently working with our Project Director, Brad Malouf, on several high-profile tech projects. Liza’s architectural background and ability to rapidly take on new responsibility have made her a critical member of the team. We look forward to their continued success and more exciting projects to come!
Codeverse has been a dream client for RCC since meeting them last summer and building their flagship coding studio in Lincoln Park. They’re on a mission to teach a billion kids to code, and their vision for a connected, collaborative, smart space is coming to life again, this time in Naperville. Check out progress photos of the buildout happening now, and stay tuned for more exciting project highlights!
RCC recently completed the buildout of a 25K SF expansion space for Jellyvision in Lincoln Park. Our team worked with Partners by Design to develop a new space for Jellyvision’s growing team that embodied their company’s character and culture. The finished space features collaborative areas, private space, a wellness and prayer room, communal gathering areas, a game room, and a training room, along with the necessities like workstations and conference rooms. Our team has grown alongside the growth of Chicago’s vibrant tech community, and we love working with clients like Jellyvision who share our values and vision for making Chicago a great place to work and live.
Check out full project photos here!
RCC is wrapping up Phase I of a lobby and multi-floor corridor renovation at 205 W Randolph for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments and preparing to start Phase II, the full renovation of the Randolph Street lobby. Stay tuned for photos of the completed space, designed by our friends at Partners by Design.
(Rendering by Partners by Design)
RCC is nearing completion of a 25k SF expansion project for Chicago’s B2B tech powerhouse, Jellyvision. This project adds another impressive tech name to the portfolio for our team, which includes Pinterest, Industrious, G2 Crowd, Steelbrick, The Onion, and widely acclaimed tech/ed venture, Codeverse. We’re extremely proud of the relationships our team has cultivated with Chicago’s vibrant tech community and look forward to growing together in years to come. Stay tuned for photos of the completed space!
Please join us in welcoming Liza Camacho to the RCC team! Liza is a recent graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and she will be working as a Project Engineer Intern with our Project Team on a slate of exciting corporate interiors projects this summer. We’re excited to have her on board!
RCC recently completed the buildout of PharmaCann’s flagship medical marijuana dispensary – Verilife – in Arlington Heights with Interform Architecture + Design and ACRE Project Management. Illinois’ Medical Marijuana program offers new treatment options for qualifying conditions, and in turn has created new economic opportunities across several market sectors. The Verilife dispensary provides a welcoming, modern space with private consultation rooms, communal areas, and retail services. The RCC team is glad to have played a role in creating this inviting, engaging space for patients and staff.
Check out full project photos here!
RCC recently completed a renovation project at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall in Batavia. Our team worked with GastingerWalker& to update the ceilings in the cafe, creating a bright, welcoming space for researchers and staff to lounge.
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RCC recently wrapped up their second project with Servcorp, an organization specializing in virtual and executive offices. The first location, 444 W Lake, wrapped up in late 2017, and the second location, 155 N Wacker, was completed in March of 2018. Both spaces are in premier high-rise building in Chicago’s central business district with sweeping views of downtown. RCC worked with Himes Associates and Fitzgerald Architecture Planning Design on both projects.
RCC has won the bid to renovate two lobbies and five floors of common space for Alvarez & Marsal Property Investment’s building at 205 W Randolph. RCC is working with Partners By Design and Soundview Construction Advisors to execute this renovation quickly and with minimal disruption to building tenants. Our team is looking forward to creating a welcoming, modern space for building tenants and visitors. Stay tuned for project updates and final project photography!
RCC is nearing completion on the buildout of PharmaCann’s flagship dispensary location in Arlington Heights with ACRE and Interform Architecture + Design. Illinois’ Medical Marijuana program offers alternative treatment options for patients with qualifying conditions, as well as bringing new economic opportunities to communities who serve these patients. This project was an exciting addition to RCC’s retail portfolio and offered a chance for our team to learn how this emerging industry is taking shape in Illinois. Stay tuned for photos of the finished space!
RCC recently completed a renovation for Servcorp at 444 W Lake and is nearing completion of a renovation for the same client at 155 N Wacker. Our team worked with Fitzgerald Architecture Planning Design and Himes Associates to update Servcorp’s space in both locations. Stay tuned for final project photography!
RCC is pleased to announce that Jamie Redmond will be taking on a new role as Director of Operations. Jamie started with RCC as Director of Marketing & Strategy, and over the past year her role has evolved to include the management of RCC’s internal operations, strategic planning, and team development. Jamie is also working with women from across the AEC industry to develop inclusion and diversity programming and promote opportunities for women and minorities to succeed in construction. We look forward to her leadership as we continue to grow our team and portfolio!
Here’s a quick teaser of our new space! Full photography coming soon, but we couldn’t wait to show it off.
Work is underway at Acquirent’s Evanston office with our friends at Partners by Design. We’ve had the pleasure of teaming up on several projects together this year, and this one is no exception. Acquirent is a quickly growing outsourced sales and marketing company that has been working with mid to large companies since 2004 to build their sales teams.
RCC has been awarded a bid for renovation at the iconic Fermilab facility in Batavia, IL. This campus is named for Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi, famous for creating the world’s first nuclear reactor. Fermilab is home to one of the largest Large Hadron Colliders in the world, but RCC won’t be tinkering with that. We’re focused on renovations of existing cafeterias and lounges where resident scientists relax and gather for meetings. The RCC team is excited to have the opportunity to work in one of the most renowned scientific hubs in the world, and happy to contribute to a more pleasant work environment for the researchers, scientists, and staff who spend their days there.
Redmond Construction Corp. continues to expand their team, hiring Daniel Dominik as a Superintendent, and Garrett Giles as a Project Manager. Dan brings 13 years of field experience, including seven years as a Superintendent on over 250K SF of interior renovations in some of Chicago’s most notable downtown buildings. Garrett has over a decade of experience in commercial interior projects, including over 500K SF of headquarter builds for top Chicago tech companies. Both are outstanding additions to RCC’s team and will be leading some of RCC’s largest projects to-date.
In addition to new hires, RCC is also thrilled to announce that Bradley Malouf has been named Partner: Project Director. He has been with RCC for two years and was made a managing partner in 2017. In his new role, Brad will be overseeing the project team as well as managing several upcoming expansion projects for high-profile tech clients.
Voyage Chicago recently featured RCC’s president, John Redmond, and asked about the highs and lows of starting and running a business here in Chicago. Read up on his story, how he did it, and where he sees RCC going in the coming years.
RCC was recently selected as a finalist for Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire awards! Our fellow nominees represent a range of innovative companies in Chicago, and include a few of our favorite clients and startup friends. We’re thrilled to be honored and look forward to seeing who wins!
Redmond Construction Corp. has begun construction on their first New York project for Los Angeles-based Hanmi Bank. This is the direct result of our team’s commitment to building relationships.
Jamie Redmond joins World Business Chicago to work on the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs this fall. The Fellowship announcement amplifies her leadership capabilities and positions RCC as an emerging voice in Chicago’s business ecosystem.
RCC continues to grow their Chicago office with the hiring of new Estimator, Tom O’Neill. Tom has held roles in construction and real estate for over 10 years and brings project experience ranging from residential to infrastructure and high rise builds. He is joining RCC’s growing Project Teams to manage the bidding process for commercial interior projects.
Redmond Construction Corp has finished construction on the new Codeverse flagship school in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Redmond built a “hackable classroom” for Codeverse – a startup focused on teaching children worldwide coding and computer literacy. The space is located at 819 W. Eastman Street and incorporates touch-screen sign-in, a 20’ TV wall, robotic arms and other high tech gadgets.
In the grand Chicago tradition of making no little plans, Codeverse has opened its first outlet on the North Side with the slogan: “Teaching a billion kids to code.”
The hackable classroom part of that vision is now complete. Codeverse unveiled their first classroom, set up at 819 W. Eastman Street in Lincoln Park, this week, completed with startup-focused construction company Redmond Construction Corp and Sarah Kuchar Studio.
Young people want sustainable, equitable, inclusive cities. They place value on community and social resources, and they want smart solutions to the complicated, cumbersome processes that stifle growth and keep neighborhoods stagnant.
RCC has partnered with City Colleges of Chicago to establish the Building the Next Generation Scholarship Fund for women at Kennedy-King College in Englewood. By directing resources toward the college-to-careers pipeline, RCC hopes to encourage more women to pursue educational opportunities that will lead to fulfilling careers in this industry.
RCC announced two new additions to their team, Jamie Redmond as Director of Marketing & Strategy, and Michael Hedges as Senior Project Manager. Jamie comes from a policy and digital strategy background, and will be leading RCC’s strategic partnerships as well as their new scholarship and community engagement initiatives. Michael has been in the construction and real estate industries for 12 years including, most recently, six years working as an owners representative. He has led teams on projects ranging from small interior build outs to ground up corporate campuses.
“We see cleantech as a win for business, for our clients, and for building a sustainable future,” said Jamie Redmond, director of marketing for Chicago-based general contractor Redmond Construction Corp. “As a young, lean GC firm, we function very much like a startup. So we want to position ourselves as early adopters and proponents of that technology.”