University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

EDI served as the Civil Engineer of Record for the large, multi-disciplinary team charged with producing the design for the expansion and renovation of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (UCLS). The campus’s existing eight buildings total approximately 380,500 gross square feet and range from five to over 100 years old. Many spaces were in need of major infrastructure repairs and upgrades, with some facilities outliving their functionality and no longer meeting the school’s needs moving forward.

EDI’s role in the project included LEED® design; site demolition design support; and production of all civil drawings and calculations required to obtain permitting from the City of Chicago. EDI Civil Engineers were also in charge of preparing the full Construction Documentation set required to build out multiple sites involved in the expansion. Additionally, EDI was contracted to provide bid and construction support services focused on insuring that all elements of the site construction are completed in accordance with plans and technical specifications.