Their challenge

With this client’s dedication to creating sustainable, inviting, and inspiring spaces, and with this building’s strategic location in Chicago’s West Loop Gateway neighborhood, our team had their work cut out for them. Our client wanted the 240,000-square-foot building developed into a 199-unit, mixed-use apartment building with 3,200 square feet of retail space. They also wanted the property to include a wide range of unit types and floor-plans. Our team was engaged to provide engineering design and support for this project that  uniquely balances art, culture, and science.

Our solution

Our team met the challenge and provided all of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and low voltage technology design for this fourteen-story building, as well as LEED support and energy modeling services. In line with our client’s goals, our design’s sustainable features include a rooftop pool deck, an area dedicated to urban farming, high-efficiency building systems like Nest Learning Thermostats, LED lighting and low-flow fixtures, and storm water harvesters that reuse water for landscape irrigation. The project also used sustainably produced building products and materials by reclaiming heavy timber columns from existing buildings to create the lobby’s concierge desk.