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McShane Construction Selected as Design/Builder for 86,616 S.F. Build-to-Suit for The University of Chicago

January 21, 2014

Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the comprehensive design/build construction assignment for an 86,616 square foot Facility Services Building on behalf of The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Located at 5225 South Cottage Grove Avenue, the 1.85-acre site is owned by the University and is in close proximity to the campus providing convenience and direct accessibility to the new facility.

The build-to-suit will be constructed to meet LEED-Silver certification and features a geothermal heating and cooling system, green roof, low VOC finishes and permeable pavers. In addition, electric car charging stations will be available and conveniently located within the building’s parking lot.

The new facility will provide necessary office and warehouse space for the support operations and staff who serve the faculty and students at the University on a daily basis. The project includes the construction of an office component featuring conference rooms, locker rooms and breakroom. The University departments that will utilize space within the warehouse area include the landscaping, structural mechanics, residential, paint, electrical, lock and inventory shops. The facility will feature a 24’ clear height, drive-in doors, one depressed dock and a full-building sprinkler system.

The exterior of the Facility Services Building will incorporate a contemporary design and be constructed of tinted precast panels accented with a light sandblasted finish. Complementing this modern exterior aesthetic is a decorative metal canopy that will be installed at the entrance of the facility. Specialty lighting sconces will be artfully positioned along the exterior enhancing the design elements and providing improved lighting and visibility for the facility.

McShane Construction will also complete all sitework for the project including landscaping, sidewalks and the construction of a generous parking lot to accommodate staff, visitors and on-site parking for 68 of the University’s fleet vehicles.

“We are delighted to serve as design/builder for this comprehensive build-to-suit assignment for The University of Chicago,” stated Raday. “McShane’s team of dedicated project professionals offers extensive experience in the construction of office and warehouse/distribution facilities. Utilizing our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we are confident that McShane will deliver a completed facility that meets the goals of the University and provides an exceptional environment to serve the needs of this prominent institution in the future.”

VOA Associates Incorporated will provide the architectural services for this build-to-suit facility.
PHOTO CREDIT: Rendering provided with permission by David Parisi.