165 North Desplaines Street

  • Client: Gerding Edlen
  • Location: 233,000 square feet
  • Size: 233,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering, Low Voltage Technology

WMA provided MEP/FP and Low Voltage Systems design services for this 14 story, 233,000 square foot residential tower located in the heart of the West Loop. This building has 199 residential units and features a rooftop pool deck and an area dedicated to urban farming. Other features in the design included a third floor amenity deck with fire pits and grilling stations, a fitness center, yoga studio, lounge area, a library, conference rooms and secure on-site parking.

This project was designed for LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features included in the design are high-efficiency building systems, lighting and plumbing fixtures, storm water harvesters that reuse water for landscape irrigation, sustainably produced building products and materials, and extensive green roofs and landscaping palettes of native plant materials.

Completion: Expected 2017

Architect: GREC Architects, LLC

LEED Status: Pursuing LEED Gold