Rock Bottom Brewery


Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants


Downing, Thorpe & James


Construction Manager

ICI provided construction management services for the renovation of this turn- of-the-century, terra-cotta building in Chicago’s River North area. The scope of work encompassed the rebuilding of seven existing storefronts and turning them into one 30,000 SF bar/restaurant/ brewery. By providing value engineering services, ICI saved the owner over $350,000 in accepted alternatives.

The project was on a fast-track, 12- week schedule and the brewery area was completed in just six weeks. ICI’s project management coordinated crews working around the clock to meet the grand opening date.

Upon completion of Phase I, the first floor, ICI began construction of Phase II, the second floor – an 8,090 SF banquet facility and roof top deck.

During the course of the project, ICI provided intense coordination including a complete interior demolition with major structural modifications.

In the years following the project, ICI provided ongoing maintenance and repair work at the facility. Coordinating with the City of Chicago, ICI reinforced the building’s foundations in order to accommodate the neighboring Red Line “El” station expansion.