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  1. Platinum Award for McCormick Square Marriott Marquis and Wintrust Arena

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    The city’s latest investment in McCormick Square is perhaps its most audacious move yet: a $500 million sports and hotel complex a block west of the convention center. The project, more than four years in the making, adds a much-needed second major hotel to the neighborhood and a 10,387-seat arena for DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and the city’s WNBA team, the Chicago Sky.

  2. AIA Indiana Gold Medal Awarded to Moody Nolan’s Jim Kienle, FAIA

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    Moody Nolan is proud to announce that Jim Kienle is this year’s recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Indiana Gold Medal award, the highest honor AIA Indiana can bestow. Jim’s career spans nearly 50 years in the practice of architecture and specializes in preservation design. Jim’s true passion for his work allows him…

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  3. Purdue University Rec Center Receives National Facility Excellence Award

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    The Moody Nolan designed France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University was recently honored with the Facility Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International. This award recognizes outstanding and successful collaborations between architects and campuses in the design of facilities that foster student learning.

  4. Brian Sell of Moody Nolan Designs Mandela Memorial

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    The goal was to create a memorial that told the story of Nelson Mandela’s life, including his 27 years in a South African prison, and the courage and forgiveness that changed a nation and influenced the world. “We talked about recreating his prison cell, but didn’t want to be too literal about it,” said Brian Sell, a senior designer with Columbus-based Moody Nolan, the country’s largest African American-owned architectural firm. Instead, Sell found his inspiration from Rolihlahla, the Xhosa tribal name given to Mandela at birth by his father.

  5. Performing Arts School Recognized with Metal Architecture Award


    The Cincinnati Public Schools Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education was recently awarded a 2012 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA). The MCA judges took note of how multiple materials were integrated beautifully into this project. Metal tiling, diagnol banding and grid detail are all handled very well. This year’s awards were…

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