Their challenge

Our client wanted to renovate two of Garrett Theological Seminary’s buildings on the Evanston campus. The four-story (plus basement) Loder residential Hall required 35,000-square-feet of renovated structural and engineering infrastructure systems. In addition, the three-story (plus basement) Lesemann Hall required approximately 8,600-square-feet of renovated office and study spaces and engineering infrastructure systems.

Our solution

Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design and consulting for these two buildings. Our design for Loder Hall included renovated residential space, a cafeteria, a catering kitchen and private dining, a bookstore, and a student center. The renovated basement now includes a student lounge, a classroom and offices, storage space, and mechanical support spaces. Our team’s design provided new HVAC systems, newly installed plumbing and electrical facilities, and a new elevator. Our design for Lesemann Hall included renovated offices and a study area. Our design also accommodated a green roof, a new elevator installed for access to the first and second floors, a new fire pump, sprinklers throughout the building, and all new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.