SOURCE: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

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December 15, 2009 15:24 ET

Leopardo Awarded Contract to Build 101,000-SF Adler School of Professional Psychology

School Seeking LEED Silver Certification

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Leopardo was recently awarded the $9.5-million contract to build out the new 101,000-square-foot Chicago campus for Adler School of Professional Psychology at 1 N. Dearborn St.

Beginning in February and finishing in August 2010, the build out will feature a private ground floor lobby entrance as well as high-tech classroom and administrative space on the 15th and 16th floors. Two new grand staircases, with open atriums, will connect the upper floors. The build out, which will incorporate several environmentally friendly finish materials and energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, will be seeking LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver Certification.

Leopardo is serving as the general contractor with OWP/P Cannon Design as the architect. ConopCo is the project manager.

About Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc. is a leader in construction, design-build and commercial real estate development. In 2009, Leopardo was recognized by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation's largest 400 contractors. The company's team of experts has specialized capabilities in healthcare, education, municipal, retail, office, industrial, tenant interiors, residential, aviation, hospitality, senior housing and community-related projects such as libraries and churches.

In addition to its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Leopardo has offices in Chicago and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as well as job sites across the nation. For more information, please visit

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