Roosevelt University Academic Center


  • General Contractor Power Construction
  • Architect Stantec, Hollingsworth Architects, and SCB
  • Developer The John Buck Company
  • Height 469 FT
  • Stories 33
  • Square Footage 393,000 SF
  • Concrete Cubic Yards 16,000 YD³

A glass-sheathed 33-story building that contains classrooms, labs, faculty and administrative offices, housing for 600 students, and a recreation center. To meet the challenge of placing over 16,000 cubic yards of concrete over 33 stories on this cramped urban site, we marshaled our expertise to design a unique concrete placing device to allow for pouring the core without using a full-sized placing boom. Other innovations included the use of a self-climbing core form system that rose without the need for any crane time and designing the core forms with a working platform to accommodate loads from reinforcing steel laydown and suspended access stairs.

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