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Major ESD Project Wins AIA Award

To create the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a number of firms formed a unified design team that focused on the patient.

Recently, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab earned the 2019 AIA Award for Interior Architecture. ESD is proud to have worked on this project. We provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering services for the $550-million facility. Since equipment for research and rehabilitation is constantly evolving, the MEP systems for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are configured to allow the space to have adaptive use. We also provided a monitoring-based commissioning program that included elements of planning, system testing, performance verification and more to address operating problems.

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