Modern Steel Construction, May 2013
DMA’s Charles Porter served on the eight-member jury of design and construction experts who judged the 2013 IDEAS2
Awards—for Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel. Conducted by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the awards represent the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry. The thirteen recognized projects include a retractable roof in Salt Lake City, a solar canopy in Chicago, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte.
Progress continues on Assembly Row, a multi-phase, mixed-use development spanning 45 acres along the Mystic River just outside Boston. Construction began in April on a riverfront park that includes an outdoor amphitheater. Retail space is being prepared for tenant build-out on a block with residential units that will begin pre-leasing this summer, and work began this month on the addition of 32,000 square feet of retail to The Outlets at Assembly Row. On behalf of Federal Realty Investment Trust, DMA is consulting on the project’s retail component and leading tenant coordination.
Rendering of proposed Worcester casino released
MassLive.vcom, April 24,2013
A $240 million casino project under consideration in Worcester, Massachusetts could bring a downtown hotel and some 600 permanent jobs to the city. DMA client Mass Gaming & Entertainment LLC, an affiliate of Rush Street Gaming, recently presented plans and renderings to public officials. Pending city approval of the project, DMA will lead development. Previously for Rush Street Gaming, DMA led the development and LEED Gold certification of Rivers Casino, in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Crain's Chicago Business, April 15, 2013
A profile of former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman highlights Ignite Glass as his latest business venture—one that was personally inspired by his son. Ignite Glass opened in Chicago’s West Loop last October. DMA led work for the Tullman family to transform an existing building into the unique, multipurpose space that now hosts full-time studio artisans, glassblowing classes, and private events.
USF School of Architecture and Community Design Honors Jason Westrope
March 29, 2013
The University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD) recognized DMA’s Jason Westrope with its Distinguished Alumni Award this year. Jason is only the fourth person to receive this annual honor, established in 2010. SACD was founded with a focus on sustainable community design and development, and Jason earned a Master of Architecture from the school in 1989. On behalf of DMA clients, he has led numerous sustainable development projects and LEED initiatives; including the development of almost an acre of green roof in Chicago, nearly a megawatt of photovoltaics in Los Angeles and the first LEED Gold Certified Casino in the world, Rivers Casino. Jason serves as the Co-Chair of both the USGBC Illinois Education and Research Committee and the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Sustainability and Technology Committee. Jason became a LEED accredited professional in 2003.
AnnArbor.com, April 14, 2013
Arbor Hills is a mixed-use development with more than 90,000 square feet of retail space taking shape in a highly visible location in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A design emphasis
on walkability, connectivity, street appeal, and architectural style is attracting new retailers to the market. This former brownfield site will also feature restored wetlands with a viewing platform for the public. DMA is leading development and tenant coordination work for property ownership.