Process

In 2018, representatives from Peoples Gas unveiled plans for its new 2-story, 84,433-square-foot North Shop Field Service Center at 4025 W. Peterson Ave.

Epstein provided architect of record and civil engineering services for the North Shop, which will serve as the prototype for possible additional Chicagoland centers. Epstein partnered with the McKissack & McKissack and FH Paschen joint venture. McKissack & McKissack was the design architect and program contractor and FH Paschen served as the general contractor.

The center employs approximately 436 staff members and includes employee locker and fitness rooms, a warehouse and vehicle maintenance shop, second-floor conference rooms, a 450-seat training room, and offices for employee coordination and dispatch. In the addition, the site also provides employee parking, maintenance vehicle parking and material storage.