Their challenge

Gerding Edlen wanted to create a unique project that would embrace the Cabrini-Green neighborhood’s history. They wanted a 244,000-square-foot mixed-use tower with retail amenity space that balanced sustainability, urban living, and luxury amenities.

Our solution

Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design. The 18-story tower dubbed Xavier Apartments, named for Frances Xavier Cabrini, has sustainable features including units with Energy Star-rated appliances, LED lighting and Nest Learning Thermostats.