Client

Clayco Inc.

Owner

Zurich Insurance

Architect

Goettsch Partners

Developer

Clayco Inc.

Project Cost

1,000,000,000

Market Sector

Office & Industrial

Expertise

Highways & Traffic, Site Civil, Surveying, Water Resources, Wetlands & Ecology

Zurich North America Headquarters

Schaumburg, Illinois

  • This redevelopment of 38.8 acres of the Motorola corporate campus at Meacham Road and Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) included an 800,000-square-foot headquarters for Zurich North America, an 800,000-square-foot, multi-level parking garage and an anticipated future 200,000-square-foot building addition.

  • Site earthwork was particularly challenging due to accounting for the presence of a historic, buried pond, tying site grades to different building foundation elevations – including a lower courtyard that demanded extensive waterproofing solutions – and accommodating a 20-foot site grade differential.

  • Soil conditions were carefully analyzed and projected settlement factored into earthwork balance calculations.

  • Stormwater detention needed to account for two separate drainage areas and were designed per Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago requirements.

  • Close coordination with the Illinois Tollway was required to harmonize site improvements with the concurrent expansion of the adjacent interstate, as well as other off-site roadway improvements.

  • The project also impacted the site’s utility design, necessitating close coordination with the Village of Schaumburg regarding the proposed comprehensive relocation of watermain and sanitary sewer to and through the site.

  • A network of telecommunication cables also required relocation to avoid conflicts.