LunchTalks@CAF: Northeastern Illinois University - El Centro Campus
Juan Gabriel Moreno, AIA — President JGMA
JGMA is an award winning architecture firm with an emphasis on creating transformative projects that positively impact the people and communities where they are located. Their latest project, El Centro Campus at Northeastern Illinois University with a scheduled completed date of July 2014, has already become a statement along the Kennedy Expressway. Located at Kimball Avenue, and within walking distance from the Belmont blue line station, the prominent site will offer convenience to commuter students and a heightened visibility and brand for the University. JGMA's design includes 65,000 square feet of academic, multi-media, art exhibition and community spaces. Additionally, the building's sculptural form, rhythmic sun-shading and bold color will contribute to a new identity for NEIU and re-enforce to passersby Chicago's identity as a city of rich educational and architectural cultures.