Multi-Purpose Events Center

Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square

IMEG provided engineering design and services for the new Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square, the country’s largest convention center. The new design-build facility is part of a redevelopment plan to transform the surrounding neighborhood into a vibrant entertainment district with new dining and entertainment venues, hotels, and streetscapes.


The $150 million, 10,600-seat arena, located at the corner of Cermak and Indiana, is used as a multi-purpose building for concerts, family events, general sessions for conventions at McCormick Place, as well as the home facility for DePaul University men’s and women’s NCAA basketball games. The facility includes 22 suites, club seating, team and support service spaces, broadcast facilities, and food and beverage concessions. Restaurants, retail, and hospitality space are also included at the site.


IMEG provided MEP; fire protection; architectural, sports, and theatrical lighting; and technology design along with energy modeling and construction administration services for the facility, which opened in October 2017 and is targeting LEED certification.


Moody-Nolan is the architect of record on the project, with conceptual design by Pelli Clarke Pelli.


The project received a Platinum Award from Building Design + Construction’s Building Team Awards and an Award of Merit from the IES 2018 Illumination Awards.





Chicago, IL



300,000 SF New


Services Provided

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection/Detection, Technology, Energy Modeling, Construction Administration