Salas O’Brien delivered multi-faceted engineering services for a new LEED-certified commercial office space and additions.
Based in Chicago, Sterling Bay is a real estate company dedicated to improving this magnificent city through its expertise in development, investment, building, and innovation. Sterling Bay’s hands-on, detailed approach to contracting and development work is a go-to resource for companies like Google, McDonald’s, Uber, and Hillshire Brands, and their real-time market knowledge of Chicago helps them deliver the best financial outcomes for their clients.
As Sterling Bay’s goal is to create exceptional office spaces in Chicago, it’s no surprise that they wanted to increase their reach by transforming an old cold-storage warehouse located right in the heart of one of Chicago’s most popular areas: the historic Fulton Market neighborhood. Sterling Bay asked our team to help convert the old facility into a space that would fit the Fulton Market district character and provide a unique headquarters space for their tenants.
Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design and engineering for this approximately 569,000-square-foot building, as well as LEED support and energy modeling services. Our design brought this 10-story building up to par as a modern LEED-certified retail building, complete with creative loft offices upstairs and stunning lower level common areas for future commercial retail development. Our work on this project also included engineering design for a six-story addition with underground parking.
We designed and engineered a space that expanded our client’s reach in the historic Fulton Market neighborhood. This highly efficient, LEED-certified space now houses Google Inc.’s Midwest headquarters, Sandbox Industries, SRAM Corporation, as well as some major restaurants.