Ardmore Joins the Kick-Off Celebration of The New Malcolm X College in Chicago as it Opens for Students – Part of the City Colleges Capital Plan

Chicago — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Malcom X College project took place on Jan. 7, 2016 for the City of Chicago’s newest education construction project featuring 544,000 square feet with the capacity for 20,000 students. Ardmore Associates served as the on-site project manager for the $251 million project to Jacobs Engineering Group, construction advisor. As the MBE sub-consultant, Ardmore’s services included recommending project delivery methods, proposal coordination and evaluation, technical reviews, bidding and contract reviews.

The new Malcolm X College building is part of the City Colleges $524 million five-year capital plan. It provides an ideal place to prepare students for both college and careers, and serves as the health sciences hub of the City Colleges’ College to Careers initiative. The newest campus project includes health science classrooms, a virtual hospital, general and adult educations classrooms, student services facilities, athletic facilities, and auditorium and a separate parking garage.

Ardmore provided a complete cost estimate for the reinforcing steel in poured-in-place concrete structural elements for the 100% Design Development Set and the 100% Construction Documents for the main building and the parking garage with tabulated and narrative comparisons of the findings. During construction, which started in December 2013, Ardmore provided on-site project management services and engineering support.  The project was completed in January 2016 in time for the spring registration with students.

The team members included Moody Nolen as the architect of record and Cannon Design as the designer. Clark Construction Group-Chicago LLC was part of the joint venture as the general contractor.

Ardmore Associates LLC is an engineering consulting firm specializing in complex infrastructure, transportation and major building projects. Established in 2003, Ardmore Associates was founded by principals who share over 100 years of collective experience in municipal and federal facility operations, management and development. Ardmore is comprised of over 100 professional, experienced employees ranging from engineers, architects, certified construction managers, scientists and engineering technicians offering expertise in surveying; program, project and construction management; construction inspection and consulting. As a MBE/WBE/DBE, Ardmore is a  strategic partner to wide array of diverse clients who trust and know the superior value of our hands-on involvement and partnership that generates solutions to protect their interests. For more information, visit

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