Chicago, IL

Coppia, 1101 Van Buren Street


Located in Chicago’s West Loop, the Coppia at 1101 West Van Buren Street tops out at nineteen stories and houses nearly 300 apartment units. The residential tower is constructed on top of a parking podium with ground level retail and an amenity deck with pool. SGH provided fire life safety services for the project.

SGH collaborated with the architectural team to understand the programmatic design for the high-rise residential development. We helped them identify key fire life safety items and aspects affecting code compliance. Highlights of our work include:

  • Reviewing the proposed design for compliance with fire life safety code provisions relating to building construction type, story heights and floor areas, occupancy classifications, means of egress, and fire suppression and detection systems
  • Consulting on egress plans to meet code requirements
  • Preparing a fire life safety code report documenting building features, key issues, and code requirements applicable to the project
  • Helping the design team interpret code requirements and address fire life safety code issues

Project Summary



Completion Date
New Construction
Performance & Code Consulting
Residential | Mixed-Use
Goettsch Partners
Specialized Capabilities
Fire Life Safety & Accessibility

Key team members

Joshua Greene
Joshua Greene
Associate Principal