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CAMPUS NORTH RESIDENTIAL COMMONS, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Gold
The North Campus Residence Hall and Dining Commons is a new 360,000 sq. ft. development designed to be a signature facility for The University of Chicago. Located on the northern part of the campus, the new residence hall includes eight “Houses” of approximately 100 first- through fourth-year students each. Each college “House” is structured around a three-story lounge that includes common space for students, as well as a community dining commons with tables organized by each “House”. The residence hall also offers a more independent living option with private rooms and kitchen facilities for third- and fourth-year students. Additionally, the development includes small retail spaces, offices, multi-use rooms, and classrooms.

CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • LEED Rating Gold
The new Chicago Theological Seminary for the University of Chicago is a four-story building that includes administration offices, classrooms, a chapel, a library, and a dining space. Additionally, the project included state-of-the-art audio visual technologies for interactive student education. The University of Chicago Guide for Professional Services required energy modeling, which, combined with a cost analysis, guided the team in optimizing design and material efficiencies, while maintaining the architect’s design intent. Photovoltaics were used to provide an alternate energy source to the building. 

CHINATOWN BRANCH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Awards ASHRAE Illinois Chapter-Excellence in Engineering Award, 2015
Located on a prominent site in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago, the new 16,000 sq. ft. Chinatown Branch Library aims to create a new civic, educational and social hub for the surrounding community, providing a place of discovery and learning in the new digital age. The state-of-the-art library offers a unique blend of traditional library services and the cutting edge technology featured in 21st century libraries, as well as striking modern architecture and community specific design features.  The library has a large central space for community gathering and a large, a glass-enclosed community room for events and programs and two meeting rooms for small group work. It features a large reading room, a YOUmedia digital media space for teens, an expanded community room, children's reading room, meeting space for community use, state of the art technology, Wi-Fi, and self-checkout stations.

COAST AT LAKESHORE EAST

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Silver
Coast is one of the twelve buildings that makes up the Lakeshore East Development located along Chicago’s downtown lakefront. dbHMS has worked with the developer on three buildings in the complex, providing sustainability consulting and commissioning services. For Coast, dbHMS helped to guide the sustainable design strategies and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) certification process for this 47-story luxury apartment tower. 
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