The Village of Skokie, Ill., not only made the unlikely move of selecting a dilapidated warehouse for its new $21.7-million, 75,000-sq-ft police headquarters, but it achieved LEED-Gold certification in the bargain.

Photo Courtesy of Riley Construction Co.
The Village of Skokie, Ill.'s, new 75,000-sq-ft police headquarters is located in a former warehouse.

However, the pairing of a precast warehouse and police facility wasn't exactly made to order. Because foundation walls and columns varied in dimension, crews custom-sized and field-cut each curtain wall element.

Under-floor air distribution helps reduce energy consumption by 25%, while rainwater collection reduces potable water consumption by 50%. Some 82% of construction waste was recycled.

Key Players

Developer/Owner: Village of Skokie Police Dept., Skokie, Ill.

GC: Riley Construction Co., Lake Bluff, Ill.

Architect: SRBL Architects, Deerfield, Ill.

Structural Engineer: McClusky Engineering, Naperville, Ill.

M/E/P Engineer: Consolidated Consulting Engineers, Wheeling, Ill.

Submitted by: Riley Construction Co.

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