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Chicago, IL

F.H. Paschen was contracted to perform a partial build out of the fourth floor and a full interior build out of the fifth floor of the UIC Clinical Performance Center Building. The project included interior entrances, lobbies and reception areas, (22) standardized patient clinical exam rooms, emergency room, inpatient, outpatient, and operating room simulation suites, control rooms, procedural skills labs, conference and debriefing rooms, computer and learning lab classrooms, administrative suite with kitchenette, restrooms, circulation and escape corridors. The work included new demising walls, interior glazing, doors, hardware, architectural finishes, casework, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, building automation, fire protection, infrastructure and security access infrastructure. 

Client: University of Illinois – Chicago  
Value: $7,039,045 
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build


Chicago, IL

F.H. Paschen performed preconstruction and construction services for the University of Illinois at Chicago to build a simulation laboratory for the College of NursingThe new space provides nursing students with simulated clinical, hospital, and home care settings alongside three main instructional spaces. 

The 14,000 sf phased build out includesimulated nursing environments, a simulated birthing center, simulated exam rooms, group lecture spaces, offices, restrooms, observation and debriefing rooms, and commons.  

Client: University of Illinois – Chicago  
Value: $3,088,550 
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build


Chicago, IL

This project consisted of a 2,000 SF interior renovation of an existing laboratory classroom. Renovations included the replacement of bio-safety hoods, replacement of classroom worksurfaces, flooring and ceiling replacements, new openings, and MEP upgrades. 

Client: Rush University Medical Center 
Value: $402,900 
Size: 2,000 SF  
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build 


Glen Ellyn, IL

F.H. Paschen completed this renovation of the Early Childhood Learning Center into the College of DuPage Administrative Office Building. In addition to the new office spaces and conference rooms, a complete replacement of the building’s mechanical system was completed. 

The Marketing, Purchasing, and Institutional Planning Departments moved into the space, which can accommodate 60-plus staff members. A central, sky-lit public corridor connects the entry to the three main office areas. This remodel is following LEED guidelines. 

Client: College of DuPage  
Value: $4,240,000 
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build 

U of I Urbana Vet Teaching Hospital LINAC Addition 

Urbana, IL

This project included a 1,500 SF addition to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital to house a Linear Accelerator Vault, which included concrete walls up to 5.5’ thick and a radiation protection door system. Additional remodeling of 1,200 SF of support space on the lower level of the existing building included the control room, mechanical equipment room, a treatment planning area, holding and prep/recovery space, and offices. 

Client: University of Illinois – Urbana  
Value: $1,495,000 
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build 

Oakton Community College West End Building Renovation and “Student Street” Renovation

Des Plaines, IL

The West End Building Renovations stretched across two floors of classrooms and was completed over 4 phases to allow the building to remain open to students and staff. Scope also includea new elevator, window replacements, a new glass wall railing around the entryway atrium, and a new IT room with a complete waterless fire protection system. 

We also completed interior renovations to the entryway and corridor at Oakton Community College (called the Student Street). This included demolition of the existing space, a new steel glass and terrazzo staircase, aluminum storefront windows, and terrazzo flooring.  

Client: Oakton Community College
Value: $6,882,490 (combined)
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

UIC University Facade Repair

Chicago, IL

This project consisted of repairing damages to the University Hall Building to stabilize the building’s exterior, mitigate against future deterioration, and restore the exterior appearance of the building. The scope of work included repairs to board form finishes and exposed aggregate columns, beams, and soffit locations. We also performed minor hand patching of precast and concrete surfaces, façade cleaning, re-alkalization, roofing, granite repairs, glazing, and window replacement. 

Client: University of Illinois – Chicago
Value: $19,350,000
Size: 28 Floors
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel Guest Rooms  Renovation

Bloomington, IN

This project for Indiana University involved renovating 160 hotel rooms, corridors, and elevator lobbies on four floors. The renovation work included new wall finishes, flooring, bathroom finishes, new plumbing and electrical features, custom flooring and wall finishes at the corridors, new ceilings, millwork, and limestone panels at the elevator lobbies. 

Client: Indiana University
Value: $5,740,000
Size: 61,000 sf
Delivery Method: JOC