Engine Company 109


Chicago, IL


Public Building Commission of Chicago


DLR Group


  • 2011 New Construction;
  • Chicago Project of the Year – Awarded by The Construction Industry Service Corporation
  • One Story; 14,000 square feet
  • LEED Silver


This new facility is a steel frame structure with exterior brick veneer, a burnished block interior and terrazzo flooring. The building includes accommodations for up to 20 firefighters, which includes 4 officer quarters, apparatus bay to store all vehicles, 3 inbound doors and 3 outbound doors with a 52’ circular driveway designed for ease of maneuvering of all fire vehicles. Site development includes landscaping and fenced parking for 31 vehicles. The LEED elements of this project include water efficient fixtures and drought tolerant landscaping, a solar thermal domestic water heating system, paving and roof that reduces urban heat island effects, and high recycled content.