Their challenge

When the AMA began planning for its headquarters’ move into the former IBM tower on the downtown Chicago riverfront, they engaged Salas O’Brien to provide various engineering design services to ensure the transition’s success. The project covered the build-out of collaborative spaces including open and private offices, conference suites, workrooms, an executive floor, and a distinctively designed conference floor.

Our solution

Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for the build-out, inclusive of a supplemental air handling system tied to the base building system that services the conference floor. Our work also covered a 1,000-square-foot server room with single-module UPS system, redundant in-row cooling units, hot aisle containment, air sampling smoke detection system, and a pre-action sprinkler system.