Chicago Flyhouse Blog

Want to Be Part of Flyhouse?

Posted by Flyhouse on Jun 2, 2017 8:54:06 AM

Flyhouse has the following positions open:

Metal Shop Assistant

Lead Rigging Technician


Topics: Flyhouse Team

Award-Winning Project

Posted by Flyhouse on May 31, 2017 10:38:45 AM

In the summer of 2016, Flyhouse was part of a $52 million renovation project at Lane Tech High School, the largest high school in Chicago with 4,500 students. 

On May 23, 2017 project General Contractor, Tyler Lane Construction Inc received two awards for the work done on this project at the Chicago Building Congress’ annual Merit Awards dinner; the Owner’s Choice Award and the Rehab Construction Award. 

While we may have only been a small part of the project, we are honored to be in good company along with everyone else making this project a reality.

Lane Tech High School Award(Photo Courtesy of Tyler Lane Construction Inc.)

Topics: Project Recaps

Macy's Flag Raising

Posted by Flyhouse on May 26, 2017 12:00:26 PM

While the tradition of having a flag hang in Macy's (previously Marshall Fields building) atrium began in 1916, Chicago Flyhouse has assisted in making the flag happen since 2003. Hanging over seven stories high, the flag is an amazing site to behold. See the video below to get a quick glimpse of how we made it happen.



Topics: Hoist, Video, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

Michael Merritt Award Flyhouse Slideshow

Posted by Flyhouse on May 17, 2017 4:00:16 PM

Topics: Flyhouse Team

2017 Michael Merritt Awards

Posted by Flyhouse on May 16, 2017 1:32:27 PM

Theater and film is a collaborative effort. While the actors of a performance are front and center for an audience, behind the scenes is where a performance is born. 

The Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration held on May 15 proved this to be true. The Merrit Awards, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to professional theatrical designers in the categories of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and other media designs. 

In being part of this collaborative effort of a community we are passionate about, Flyhouse sponsored two of the awards presented during the evening: The Emerging Technical Collaborator Award and The Robert Christen Award.

Congratulations to CoCo Ree Lemery for receiving the Emerging Technical Collaborator Award and Narda E. Alcorn for receiving The Robert Christen Award for Excellence in Technical Collaboration. 

Merritt Awards 2017

Topics: Flyhouse Team