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Rivers Pittsburgh Greenlights Hotel

Rivers Pittsburgh Greenlights Hotel

BusinessWire, June 18th, 2019

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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is breaking ground on a $60 million project to develop a seven-story, four-star hotel. The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh will connect to the existing casino and offer 219 guest rooms and suites. The contemporary design features expansive riverfront and skyline views. DMA participated in the initial casino development and is supporting the hotel project. DMA team members also worked on the first location of The Landing Hotel, in Schenectady, New York.

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Cycling for MS Research

Cycling for MS Research

WGNTV.com, June 17th, 2019

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A team created by four brothers more than three decades ago continues its tradition of fundraising for MS research on June 22-23, cycling for the first time without leader Johnny Koys. The team has grown over the years with friends, supporters and sponsors, among them, Starwood Retail Properties and Heitman. DMA’s Tim Feldballe joined the group after he was diagnosed with MS himself in December 2010. He is among 40 participants on this year’s team, raising more than $53,000 and counting. The two-day ride begins in St. Charles, Illinois. Support the team: Starwood Retail Properties Go Johnny Go.

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Chicago Hospitality

Chicago Hospitality

May 29th, 2019

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DMA’s Heather Martin co-organized and hosted an event for CREW Chicago that focused on lifestyle hospitality development trends in the Chicago hotel market. The one-on-one conversation featured Chicago’s leading hotel developer, John Rutledge, and Sophie Bidek, a partner with Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA). Rutledge is CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC.

The talk included details on the recently opened Hotel Essex and Essex on the Park luxury apartment building, developed by Oxford with HPA as architect. CREW Chicago works to positively impact the commercial real estate industry by advancing the power and success of women.

Limelight Shines for Illinois Green

Limelight Shines for Illinois Green

May 14th, 2019

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Illinois Green Alliance celebrated top achievements in green building and sustainability within Illinois at its 2019 Limelight event, held May 14 at Venue SIX10 in Chicago. This year’s Limelight drew more than 400 professionals and was one of the organization’s most successful fundraisers to date. Funds raised will support advocacy efforts and outreach initiatives designed to strengthen neighborhoods, reverse carbon pollution, and improve quality of life for all residents.

DMA’s Jason Westrope serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Green Alliance, a membership-driven nonprofit and local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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On Topic: Building Trends

On Topic: Building Trends

April 18, 2019

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At a meeting of the Midwest chapter of AACEI, DMA Managing Principal Charles Porter gave a talk on building trends in the construction industry from the developer point of view. He shared DMA’s experiences working with regional mall owners to reconfigure and reuse vacant department store space, and he reviewed trends involving nontraditional users, such as entertainment venues, multifamily housing, grocery stores, and wellness, medical, and educational facilities. The presentation addressed important planning and cost considerations and the underlying challenges of repurposing assets given current economic realities and market forces.

AACE International serves members in the cost management community, including those working in project/program management, estimating, planning and scheduling and related fields.

Students Build Future Cities

Students Build Future Cities

January 19, 2019

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DMA’s Jason Westrope helped evaluate student entries as a special awards judge in the regional Future City Competition, held on a snowy Saturday at Chicago’s Whitney Young Magnet High School. Teams of middle school students interested in math, science, and engineering dedicated many hours to planning and preparing their projects for the event. Teams designed futuristic cities using Sim City software, built scale models with creative materials, wrote essays describing their cities and their solutions to the challenge of Powering our Future, and presented their ideas at the competition.

Many professional engineering and architecture societies were involved in the judging process, and the students delivered impressive presentations. The competition is part of a national program to introduce students to engineering.

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