March 29, 2022
Epstein has garnered a reputation as a firm committed to civic planning, designing and engineering for local, state and federal government projects.
Our integrated approach to design and sustainable design practices results in reduced energy costs and lower impacts on the natural environment.
Epstein's civic sector projects include large-scale buildings as well as interior spaces that maximize occupant creativity, efficiency and productivity while offering state-of-the art design solutions.
Examples of these buildings and spaces can be seen in these spreads, which were taken from our recently published book, The Epstein Story: Our First 100 Years, which covers our history, key personnel, core values, as well as our project experience in various industrial, commercial and civic markets.
This 10,000-seat arena’s iconic roof was comprised of 11 solid steel arch trusses, stretching 200 feet across the arena which, at the time of construction, were the largest trusses in the world.
Congregation Rodfei Zedek
This facility served as Rodfei Zedek’s home for nearly 50 years, providing a unique place of worship,
gathering and Jewish education for children, adults and senior citizens.
McCormick Place Convention Center
The West expansion enabled McCormick Place to remain the largest exhibition facility in the U.S. and features an eye-popping 103,750-square-foot ballroom designed to be divisible into five separate spaces.
Harold Washington Library Center
The 10-story, 750,000-square-foot library center is one of the world’s largest public libraries and was significant for its unique, for the public sector, DesignBuild delivery method.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Engineering Hall Renovation
Originally constructed in 1892, this renovation included a complete replacement of the heating, cooling and plumbing systems as well as the restoration of the original exposed wood structure and millwork.
Marie Sklodowska Currie
Designed for more than 3,000 students, this school featured everything from photography studios to science laboratories as well as a two-story performing arts and physical education wing and a 1,200-seat auditorium.
A representative collage of civic buildings for clients like the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art & the Food and Drug Administration, among others.