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JCA Completes Lower-Level Concourse Build-Out for DePaul

Interior construction firm J.C. Anderson (JCA) completed a build-out to DePaul University’s lower-level concourse located at 333 S. State St. The firm gutted a significant portion of the existing Barnes & Noble space to create the DePaul Student Center for Emerging Technology, a high-tech space for students to showcase artwork and special projects.  

The biggest challenge was material and trade coordination. With so many material delays and trades due to supply chain issues, managing schedule and sequencing was challenging throughout the project.  

“This was a really fun project to work on due to the complexity,” said JCA VP Joe Maguire. “The design and scope of this project was not typical for DePaul and all of the specialty design features and materials made this project a big success for the university, contractors and donors.” 

JCA’s construction team was led by Maguire, senior project manager Larry Regovic and superintendent Ryan Kingsmill. 


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