The Porsche Exchange

Client

The Exchange Auto Group

Architect

JRB Group Architects

Role

General Contractor

In early September 2016, the doors opened on the newly completed 45,000 square foot two-story Porsche Dealership in Highland Park for The Exchange Auto Group.

The striking new building includes a two-story showroom with space for more than a dozen vehicles, customer lounge complete with espresso bar, sales area, vehicle delivery, service reception space, service department for 15 vehicles and a two-level parts department.

Dealership patrons can also sit alongside members of the sales team to design their own Porsche from the second level mezzanine using a combination of the latest visualization technology and product samples.

The new dealership also includes amenities for employees such as a break room and locker room.

The distinctive building exterior includes a structurally-glazed Fin system and aluminum composite wall panels consistent with the Porsche brand.

The site employs an underground stormwater detention system and elaborate site lighting as well as parking for 268 cars.

The interior of the building contains a variety of materials; from porcelain tile to Clinker tile, carpeting and vinyl floor finishes.

Decorative metal panel ceilings along with high-end suspended ceiling systems and 8’ tall wood doors are just a few of the unique elements within the space.

The building is heated and cooled with 7 packaged rooftop units, make-up air units, infrared heating in Service areas, various exhaust systems and an elaborate control system.