Cary Municipal Center – Public Works Project of the Year
Congratulations to the Village of Cary on their “Public Works Project of the Year (2021).” The American Public Works Association, Fox Valley Branch, awarded the Cary Municipal Center the title for its new combined Village Hall & Police Station. The project consists of a two-story building featuring public areas, a new boardroom, Village and Police offices, Police Department training rooms, and a modern forensic processing lab and evidence room. The project began in late 2020 in partnership with FGM Architects and Frederick Quinn Corporation and incorporates many “green initiatives.” These environmental considerations include high-efficiency LED light fixtures, lighting motion sensors, mass wall insulation and window glazing systems – all part of Commonwealth Edison’s Energy Efficiency Program. The building also includes a sidewalk ice melting system that reduces the use of salt during the winter months, and has space for future electric vehicle charging stations. The $8.5 million facility was completed in 2021.
Harold Washington Social Security Center Granted LEED Silver Certification
FQC is pleased to announce the LEED Silver Certification of the 6th floor renovations at the Harold Washington Social Security Center in Chicago. Located at 600 W. Madison Street, the project involved restacking a portion of the Social Security Administration offices. Three offices were relocated from another building eliminating additional leased spaces and consolidating the offices within the federally owned property. The US Green Building Council awards LEED status based on sustainable design and construction. Sustainability is a big part of the culture at FQC. Nearly every project FQC has worked on in the last 10 years has incorporated “Green Building Initiatives.”
The New Helen Plum Library is Underway!
Construction of the much awaited, brand-new, Helen Plum Library is under way! Frederick Quinn Corporation is proud to join the library board, Engberg Anderson Architects and the Village of Lombard in announcing the ground breaking of the new facility. It is located on the site of the old Mr. Z’s grocery store on South Main Street in Lombard.
The new 2-story, 55,000 SF facility will feature larger meeting and study rooms with the latest audio and visual technologies. It will also allow the library to expand its Youth Services to include a storytime room and flexible activities space. The adult collection will occupy the second story - a quiet space surrounded by windows, and the center of the building will be a community “Hub” featuring a café area with seating. The new building will also feature a convenient drive-thru for easy pick up and drop off as well as self check-out stations. The library is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Winfield Park District Announces State Grant for New Project with FQC
FQC is proud to announce a new partnership with Winfield Park District and Williams Architects! Winfield Park District is the recipient of a $2 million grant from the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). This Rebuild Illinois Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Program Grant (92-1) allows Winfield Park District to move forward immediately with planned renovation, addition and site parking improvements to their Charles R. Beggs Activity Center. The $5 million project will expand fitness, program rooms, site parking, locker rooms and common spaces at the Center. Construction will begin this fall and will continue through the fall of 2021.
Groundbreaking news from Elk Grove Park District! The Park District, Williams Architects & Frederick Quinn Corporation are excited to announce the groundbreaking at the site of a new Golf Clubhouse & Maintenance Facility at Fox Run Golf Links. The new facility will include new banquet rooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas, bar area, golf simulator stations, administrative offices, maintenance shops and garage bays. During construction the Fox Run Golf Course will remain open and operational. The $8 Million dollar project is expected to wrap up Fall of 2021.