The Public Building Commission of Chicago retained Bauer Latoza Studio as Architect of Record for the City of Chicago’s Engine Company 70 Fire Station. The firm provided architectural, landscape architectural, LEED design, and documentation services. This project successfully achieved LEED-NC Silver.
Highlights of Bauer Latoza Studio’s work include a drive-through apparatus bay; state-of-the-art communication center; day room facilities; private officer quarters; firefighter sleeping quarters; physical training room; battalion offices; and an outdoor training area. These amenities earned their sustainable/LEED status through various methods, including:
- Masonry construction throughout to promote durability and longevity;
- Recycled materials, locally-produced materials, redevelopment of an existing urban brownfield site, and the reduction of stormwater discharge;
- Reducing artificial irrigation as well as adding drought-tolerant plantings and a water-conserving irrigation system;
- A 3,800-square foot green roof to reduce the heat island effect;
- 20 solar thermal panels to supply hot water and reduce the energy consumption of the building.
- Client: Public Building Commission of Chicago
- Project Address: 6030 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
- Project Size: 21,000 square feet on 2.62 acres
- Construction Cost: $10 million
- Services Provided: Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Landscape and Site Design, LEED Design
- Awards: 2009 Midwest Construction “Best of 2009” Award
2009 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award.
- LEED Certification: NC Silver