The Village of Wilmette, in an effort to improve the quality and efficiency of their Public Works operations, commissioned Epstein to provide architectural design and engineering services for the expansion of their existing 15,000 square foot facility at 711 Laramie Avenue. The expansion project consists of a 5,000 square foot administration building and a 5,000 square foot wash bay building.
The administration building accommodates offices and open work station areas for supervisors and superintendents from the streets, forestry, water and sewer departments. The wash bay building can accommodate four trucks simultaneously and two of the wash bays are automatic while the remaining two are manual. The wash bay equipment has been specified with a unique water recycling system.
The building has also been designed with a translucent clerestory to maximize natural light and minimize electrical energy usage and achieved LEED-NC Gold.
“The Village Board, architects, and staff succeeded with the vision to create an exceptional sustainable building that is now a showcase in our community. When residents stop by to discuss services with our staff, they often comment on the beauty of the facility, and how practical it really is.”Donna M. Jakubowski Director of Public Works, Village of Wilmette