Chicago, IL

With over 1 million square feet of space that houses 21.5 million specimens, clean rooms, labs, exhibits, restaurants, offices and classrooms, the Field Museum is a dynamic and challenging design environment. McGuire Engineers was tasked to redesign infrastructure systems for the 90 year old building which included a thermal energy storage cooling system, new low pressure steam boilers, emergency power, multiple custom air handlers and new research facilities and labs spaces throughout the building. We also designed a complete re-haul of their fire suppression and domestic water systems, oversaw the installation of what was the largest design of a green roof.


Full MEPFP Engineering Services
Central Cooling and Heating Plant Renovation


McGuire Engineers also was part of the design teams that renovated and expanded the interior of the museum. Key projects included:

  • Collections Resources Center – Designed a 200,000 SF underground storage facility that included labs and artifact restoration areas.
  • Rare Books Room
  • Simpson Theater Renovation
  • Special Exhibition Halls
  • Geology Clean Room
  • McDonald’s Fossil Prep Laboratory

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