McHugh Construction New Headquarters

Location: Chicago, IL

Architect: DeStefano + Partners

The project was a total gut rehab of a 48,000 sq. ft. building on the National Register of Historic Places Motor Row District on the South Side of Chicago for McHugh’s new Corporate Headquarters.

The project involved addition of a new 130 ton roof top unit for a variable air volume fan power design with hot water re-heat.  The hot water was provided by two new high efficiency boilers located in the basement.  Space constraints and the historic nature of the building required creative solutions to reduce the duct size.  A classic pressure balanced primary air loop was employed on every floor.


  • Midwest Construction Magazine’s 2002 Award of Merit for Rehabilitation