Higher Education

Columbia College | Student Center

Chicago, Illinois

Exterior wall consulting services for this new student center to serve as the central hub of this expansive urban campus. This 114,000 square foot facility, designed by Gensler, is organized into flexible space where students have access to integrated spaces for both structured and informal interaction and learning.


Northwestern University Law School | Library

Chicago, Illinois

Investigation and field testing to determine the causes of water leakage of the law library facade's tiered cascade curtain wall with slope glazing.  Internal concealed spaces within the curtain wall system permitted water which penetrated the exterior transferring many stories before entering the interior and causing damage. Trial repairs were developed, implemented, and retested to demonstrate effectiveness. Based on the program, repair plans which included provisions for the Owner's desire to undertake the remedial work in phases were used.

The University of Chicago | Cobb Gate

Chicago, Illinois

The historic Cobb Gate is a symbolic main entrance to the University and is traveled by hundreds of students, faculty and visitors daily. To provide an accessible complaint route, the east and west entrances were re-designed involving a slop drop and a new pavement surface along with additions and restoration of the old iron gates. RRJ investigated and developed repairs for the distressed and performance related problems of the granite pavers resulting from the restoration.