Category Archives: architecture

Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Renews Its USGBC Membership

Roosevelt University, through the Office of Physical Resources, several years ago joined the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization devoted to cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. By renewing its membership with the USGBC, Roosevelt shows that it is … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Ride

Landscape artist Marc Granen has taken the concept of a rooftop garden to a new level with his motor vehicle. Marc designed and built his own bus that has a fully functioning small garden on the roof. His mission is to … Continue reading

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RU’s Wabash Building Earns Another Honor for Sustainability

On Oct. 25th, the Roosevelt University’s Wabash vertical campus building received an Honor Award for Sustainability from the American Institute of Architects at 2013 Designight. Described as the “premier architecture and urban design awards program” by William Leddy, the award … Continue reading

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Another Green Accolade for the Wabash Building at RU

The Wabash Building at Roosevelt University has been certified by the Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF), which provides an affordable, streamlined and accessible path to green building recognition. Joe Maguire, President and co-founder of SERF stated, “The vertical campus … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Wins Vision Award for Wabash Building; Goodman Center Garners LEED-Silver Rating

Roosevelt’s new LEED-Gold certified Wabash Building (1st row, far right in photo below) was recognized for its inventiveness, quality and commitment to community and land use by the Urban Land Institute of Chicago, which selected it on Wednesday as the … Continue reading

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Roosevelt hosts U.S. Green Building Council program, Wednesday, June 5

Interested in green building and leasing practices?    Roosevelt’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate is hosting the U.S. Green Building Council of Illinois for a program on sustainability practices in developing, leasing, and operating buildings.  The program will be … Continue reading

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