Northwestern University Police Department

  • Client: Northwestern University
  • Location: Evanston, IL
  • Size: 22,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Structured Cabling

This project involved the renovation of 22,000 square feet of space on two floors in the building on 1201 Davis Street, to be occupied by the Northwestern University Police Department (NUPD). The new space was designed to be completely independent from the rest of the building systems. A new variable volume central station air handling unit and all new ductwork distribution and terminal devices was designed to be dedicated to the new spaces. As part of project the existing ice storage chiller that served the entire building was designed to be replaced with a new modular heat recovery chiller plant and associated cooling tower. The heat recovery chiller provides hot water reheat for the terminal devices during the summer months when the building heating system is not in operation. A new generator was also designed to back up all of the critical electrical loads such as the Communication Center, Server Room, supplemental cooling, and other 24/7 spaces during a loss of power. All new electrical power distribution and lighting was designed for the spaces.

Completed: 2013

Architect: FGM Architects