Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum | Nickerson Mansion | Murphy Auditorium

Chicago, Illinois

Project Partners

Antunovich Associates

Historic restoration and conversion of a private residence built in 1883 to an operational 24,000-square-foot museum. The historically significant property required the repurposing and upgrading of power supplies and distribution networks. The work was delicate, painstaking and utterly rewarding.

Imported marble and one-of-a-kind tile surfaces, while gorgeous, presented a unique challenge. These were the surfaces we accessed to perform our work. Delivering power to the designer’s vision, we protected the literally priceless interior.

Project Scope

  • 1600A and 2500A electrical services
  • All new wiring throughout
  • HVAC
  • Fire alarming
  • Period-appropriate light fixtures and devices
  • Cold cathode dimmable lighting in auditorium
  • Standby generator system

Success Studies