Chicago, IL

Kirkland & Ellis


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


WMA Consulting Engineers

General Contractor

Clune Construction

Electrical Contractor

Gibson Electric

view of the Kirkland & Ellis high-rise in Chicago

Value Delivered

More convenient office space, easier inter-office communications, increased safety and security, greater ability to use technology more efficiently, better client service, improved ability to serve clients more effectively and productively.

Client Objectives

To expand and modernize its offices, while consolidating its personnel.


To help this client achieve its professional goals, Gibson provided a package of complete electrical contracting services. Installation of a separate dedicated electrical service and distribution system serving the client’s two floors of data center was key in maintaining the client’s move in schedule.

In addition to the new service, an emergency generator and a battery UPS system was installed for the client’s sole backup power requirements to provide N+1 power support to the data center operations. Gibson installed a complete structured cable system including data center build out and riser provides high-speed inter-connectivity of the data center with the clients office suites.

The remaining build-out of twenty-five floors of offices included two complete high-end conference center floors with state of the art conferencing ambience controls. Other work included installation of lighting fixtures, electrical receptacles, voice/data structured systems and life safety within the tenants space.

Client Background

Founded in 1909, Kirkland’s Chicago office is the firm’s oldest and largest location. The company has grown to approximately 675 lawyers who provide a full spectrum of litigation, corporate, real estate, intellectual property, restructuring, tax, benefits and estates services. Over the course of its 100-year history, the firm has built a reputation for providing exceptional service to clients around the world.