Archinect - News 2017-03-24T21:53:09-04:00 Gensler, Jeanne Gang and Cesar Pelli, SOM among firms competing for Chicago Union Station redevelopment Nicholas Korody 2016-09-15T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:35:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chicago&rsquo;s Union Station is slated to get a $1 billion facelift that could add up to 3 million sq. ft. of new buildings. Amtrak just announced a shortlist of four contenders for the gig, as reported by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Real Estate Daily</a>.</p><p>The shortlist comprises the development firms John Buck, Riverside Investment &amp; Development, Golub and Sterling Bay. Each of the developers has a noted architectural practice on board; respectively, Jeanne Gang and Cesar Pelli, Goettsch Partners, Gensler, and Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill.&nbsp;</p><p>The teams were selected from an RFQ and will now move on to the proposal stage, with plans due by the beginning of 2017. According to Amtrak, the winning proposal will be selected by the end of the first quarter.</p><p>The winning firm could build on top of existing buildings, on land owned by Amtrak, or over the train tracks. Amtrak owns 14 acres of land and up to 3 million square feet in air rights.</p><p>According to preliminary plans, the development will include office, retail, hotel, an...</p> Goettsch Partners named as 2013 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year Justine Testado 2013-12-05T20:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:20:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Goettsch Partners was chosen to receive AIA Chicago's highest honor as the 2013 Firm of the Year [...] When selecting the recipient, a firm's entire history is taken to account, with special attention given to their work and accomplishments in the past decade.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a few of Goettsch Partners' projects:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> See more images on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of Goettsch Partners.</em></p> CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building, Middle East & Africa: Sowwah Square by Goettsch Partners Alexander Walter 2013-07-10T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:08:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="904" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our previous post, we published the four regional winners of the Best Tall Building prize conferred annually by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Winner of the award for the Middle East &amp; Africa region is the five-building Sowwah Square complex in Abu Dhabi designed by Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners and developed by Mubadala Real Estate &amp; Infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goettsch Partners Designs New Bank Tower in Abu Dhabi Alexander Walter 2012-09-07T17:56:00-04:00 >2012-09-12T19:38:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners has designed the flagship commercial development for UAE-based Al Hilal Bank in the heart of Abu Dhabi&rsquo;s Al Maryah Island, formerly known as Sowwah Island.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goettsch Partners’ New Music Building for Northwestern University to Break Ground in May Alexander Walter 2012-04-10T15:47:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:30:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners has designed the signature building that will be the new home of Northwestern University&rsquo;s Bienen School of Music and provide additional space for the School of Communication on Northwestern&rsquo;s Evanston campus. The university is planning to break ground and begin construction in May of this year. The project is slated to be completed and ready for move-in in fall 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goettsch Partners Wins Master Plan Competition for Guangzhou, China Alexander Walter 2011-06-17T13:41:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T19:32:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A master plan by Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners has been selected as the winning scheme in the design competition for a prominent site in the new Pazhou district in Guangzhou, China. Three urban parcels form the triangular site, which is planned for seven buildings totaling 428,000 square meters. Set along the Pearl River Delta, the Pazhou district anchors the city&rsquo;s expansion to the east.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>