Michael B Rosen Architecture
University of Chicago Math-Statistics Building
Salas O’Brien provided full mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the renovation of this vintage 1900s building.
Founded in 1980 and located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the University of Chicago is one of the most distinguished universities in the world. It has been at the forefront of several key breakthroughs, while continuing to provide a world-class teaching environment.
The university needed to reconfigure and renovate this vintage 1900s red-brick building to bring it up to all appropriate codes and standards. This needed to be accomplished while still serving the university during the academic year, so they needed a quality engineering consultant to help.
We provided designs for the three-story building, overcoming the challenges of having limited ceiling space. New systems include chilled-water cooling, steam-to-hot water heating, variable air volume air handling, plumbing, and electrical service and distributing, all controlled from a direct digital control automation system.
The renovated building supports instructional, conference, and research activities across the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Economics.