Project Scope

1600A and 2500A Electrical Services

All new wiring throughout

An HVAC system

A fire alarm system

Period-appropriate light fixtures and devices

Cold cathode dimmable lighting in auditorium

Standby generator system

Richard H. Driehaus Museum / Nickerson Mansion / Murphy Auditorium
Chicago, Ilinois
Architect / Engineer: Antunovich Associates

The overall project was restoration and conversion of a private mansion built in 1883 into 24,000 sq. ft. museum. It was a pleasure to work in this historical masterpiece where repurposing and upgrading power supplies and distribution networks was a particularly delicate operation. Imported marble and one-of-a-kind tile surfaces meant there were no plaster walls to provide easy access for our work. We were able to deliver all the power that was needed for the designer’s vision and functionality without disturbing the priceless interior.