Graycor Construction has partnered with full-service real estate company Casto for construction of the new AMC Randhurst 12 at Randhurst Village in Mt. Prospect, Ill. The project is a unique entertainment concept featuring the latest in technology and many new amenities for moviegoers. Through strong collaboration between Graycor Construction and Casto, AMC Randhurst 12 will also be the first AMC theater in the United States positioned to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Construction of the AMC Randhurst 12 incorporates several elements of sustainable design, including the use of locally sourced materials and efficient mechanical systems, to achieve optimal energy conservation. This will offer significant benefits to the technologically-advanced property, which features digital projection in all auditoriums, including 3D screens and live broadcast capabilities. The theater will also contain one IMAX® auditorium with the latest in digital and sound technology, an updated concessions area, and a café. “With help from Graycor and Casto, we will deliver an innovative and highly-functional space that will offer guests a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience,” said Kerry Stanley, project manager, AMC. “Graycor’s vast knowledge of the latest trends and design requirements for entertainment venues, and their ability to overlay these with sustainable building practices, will allow us to provide a space that promises guests an excellent experience while minimizing the environmental impact,” Stanley added.
Graycor has extensive background in the area of green building and sustainability, partnering with clients to drive the most responsible building methods, from energy efficiency and resource efficiency to low-toxin and low-impact construction. Its ever-growing team of LEED Accredited Professionals stays on top of the latest industry requirements to make certain designs, materials, and building processes meet the most up-to-date green building and/or LEED standards. “For decades, Graycor Construction has demonstrated its commitment to providing the most recognized brands in the entertainment industry with the leadership and guidance to help them achieve their goals, from building automation system requirements to the latest in LEED certification standards,” said Dave Wing, senior vice president, Graycor Construction. “Our dedicated team of LEED Accredited Professionals takes an active role in the design and building process to ensure that clients meet their sustainability and green building goals in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.”
With extensive experience building and renovating more than 40 theatres across the country for various national entertainment clients, Graycor has a strong history working with a variety of theater owners to deliver functional and beautiful entertainment solutions. Most recently, Graycor led completion of the Kerasotes ShowPlace™ ICON Theatre in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. This new concept combines modern design and delectable dining with state-of-the-art cinematic technology for an entirely new entertainment experience. In addition to its relationships with AMC and Kerasotes Theatres LLC, Graycor has also built state-of-the-art megaplexes for Century Theatres and Cinemark Theatres, part of Cinemark Holdings, Inc., as well as General Cinema and Loews Cineplex Entertainment, which are now part of the AMC Theatres brand.
AMC Randhurst 12 opened to the public in spring of 2011 as part of the redevelopment of Randhurst Mall in Randhurst Village, an open-air mixed-use center featuring more than one million square feet of retail and office space.