December 5, 2019
Epstein is providing interior design services for the renovation and expansion of 22 existing mens and womens restrooms in Terminals 1 and 3 at Chicago's OHare International Airport. In addition, several family restrooms and mothers rooms are being integrated into the new designs.
The new restrooms will be modernized to include state-of-the-art lavatories with water, soap and hand dryer dispensers all located at the sink in order to reduce paper waste and water on the floor. Toilet stalls will be made wider and deeper to improve overall circulation and comfort for passengers. Energy efficient lighting will be installed and mechanical exhaust improved to complement the updated restrooms. Lastly, new finishes and materials have been selected to provide long term durability while improving the travelers experience.
The construction of the restrooms was phased to minimize the inconvenience to OHare passengers.
The restroom facilities in Terminal 1 are primarily used by passengers of United Airlines and its Star Alliance partners while the restroom facilities in Terminal 3 are used by American Airlines customers. The new facilities will continue to be serviced by a contracted janitorial service company and maintained by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
Existing conditions (top row) and after (bottom row)
This project, which began construction in 2017 and is being phased to be completed in 2019, is part of OHares ORD21 vision for a modern airport. Through the $8.5 billion project, OHare will transform from curb to gate and meet the needs of the traveling public through the 21st century and beyond.
From updated concessions to additional concourses, this 8-year plan is the single largest revamp in OHares nearly 75-year history. In addition to this project, we are also providing engineering and architectural services required to replace and design the airports emergency and standby power system generators. Our interior architects and engineers were also selected by the CDA to design a complete interior renovation of the Pedestrian Tunnels in conjunction with the Water Infiltration Remediation project that was already in progress by our civil engineers.
With Epsteins long-standing relationship with OHare, we are pleased to be one of the teams helping OHare evolve!