Their challenge

Located in Logan Square, one of the most park-poor neighborhoods in Chicago, the Haas Park Field House project was a top priority for our client. They wanted the new field house to include features such as a half-size gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, a fitness center, and community rooms for Chicago Park District activities. Our client also wanted the building’s design to include systems that achieved maximum natural efficiency.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien designed mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for this 11,300-square-foot building in the Logan Square community. Our design for the field house included a multi-purpose gymnasium with bleachers, gym storage, a reception area, administrative offices, public restrooms, club rooms, and an exercise equipment room. Then, to meet our client’s desires for a sustainable field house, our design featured geothermal mechanical systems targeted to reduce energy consumption. Our design also helped them achieve maximum efficiency by using natural light, a green roof, and rainwater harvesting.