Fields Automotive Group
Charles Vincent George Architects
In continuation of a twenty-year partnership with the Fields Auto Group, ICI was contracted in late summer 2015 to renovate and expand the auto group’s BMW Dealership in Northfield, Illinois. This marked the third major renovation ICI has completed for Field’s BMW Northfield.
The primary objective of the renovation / expansion project was to align the dealership with the current BMW design standards. To keep the dealership on brand, ICI replaced the glass curtainwall system on the west, south and eastern façades. The existing showroom was also renovated and expanded and new finishes were installed throughout.
ICI installed large structural steel members over the existing roof structure to carry the new cantilevered canopies. These canopies project up to 13 feet off the building.
In addition to the new curtainwall, the exterior is comprised of Drvit EIFS finish with a glossy glass look with a hydrophobic coating.
The dealership remained operational throughout construction. To achieve minimal disruption to both staff and customers, the ICI Team coordinated portions of work to take place during off-hours.
The project was completed in two phases. Phase I was completed in February 2016 and Phase II was complete by early Fall 2016.