Their challenge

The DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) was planned as a learning resource and exhibition venue for national and international modern and contemporary art. The building was designed by Antunovich Associates, and its distinct exterior reflects the design of surrounding historic buildings of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The university and architect needed a trustworthy engineering partner during the design of this building, and they turned to Salas O’Brien.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien designed mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and provided energy modeling services for this three-story, 15,000-square-foot property. The project included sustainable features such as energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, storm-water collection, retention and filtering systems, water-efficient landscaping, a partial green roof, and reflective roof coatings, which reduced energy consumption by 17.6%.