Chicago Officials To Launch Search For DePaul Arena Architect
Chicago's Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (McPier) today will launch its search for an architect to design a multipurpose arena for DePaul basketball, concerts and business meetings. McPier is expected to issue a request for proposals for the $173M project. The responses "will be whittled to three or five finalists, with a $50,000 stipend going to each finalist to help cover costs of preparing proposals." A final selection is "expected by the end of August" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/18).