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PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC Completes Phase I of the Chicago Innovation Exchange

(Itasca, IL – October 2, 2014) – PREMIER Design + Build Group finalizes the first phase of the CIE in Hyde Park

The University of Chicago selected PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC to execute the gut rehab and interior build-out for the new Chicago Innovation Exchange, a co-working and business incubator space available to UChicago faculty, students, and area entrepreneurs, designed for start-up business endeavors. Construction for Phase I in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood began in May 2014 and was completed on time and on budget in October 2014.

The new space is designed to cater to multi-disciplinary teams, with open, adaptable working space for up to 150 entrepreneurs, dedicated workspace for incubated companies, and designated meeting areas for group collaboration, workshops and events.

Amenities include sectioned informal lounges; a café; an adjustable immersive-technology classroom; and conference rooms with screens, projectors, and video conferencing.

Anticipated completion for the entire project is summer 2015.

Matt Bien was the project manager and Wayne Nienhuis was field superintendent. Built Form & Beyer Blinder Belle provided architectural services.

Photography by Charlie Mayer Photography.


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PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC is your full-service design + build firm specializing in industrial, medical, commercial and adaptive re-use projects.

We handle small tenant improvements to large-scale new construction developments and provides due diligence, full construction and out-sourced design services. We have completed LEED Gold and Silver projects, and are a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.