This new luxury high-rise apartment tower, located in Chicago’s historic loop, stands 42-stories tall and was designed by architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz. The building offers 332 residential units, indoor parking, an indoor pool with a spa and waterfall feature, a yoga and Pilates studio, a cyber café, theater, game room, and an event space with views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan on the 42nd floor.
dbHMS was brought in to develop a design narrative and energy model at the concept design stage. dbHMS selected systems, sized all spaces for mechanical equipment, and advised the architect on building envelope properties. The design narrative was then bid to subcontractors who are capable of acting as the Engineer of Record (EOR). dbHMS continued to monitor the work of the EOR and Architect to ensure that the developer’s energy efficiency goals were pursued. The project received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) NCv2.2 Gold level certification.