Skokie, Illinois

L.L. Bean

Client / Owner

L.L. Bean

Architect / Engineer





Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Graycor completed a 27,000-square-foot, two-story build-out for retailer L.L. Bean at Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Ill. The store has received a LEED® Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Sustainability and sensitivity to the environment were key factors in the store design, such as utilizing salvaged materials, minimizing construction waste, and maintaining energy efficiency. Materials include structural steel fabricated from recycled materials and interior walkways finished with recycled rubber or carpet. Salvaged materials such as structural timbers, bead board and floorboard, were used in many key features of the new store. Sustainable features include 100 percent storm water management, energy-efficient windows that provide daylighting and natural airflow, and low-flow sinks and toilets.

The compressed, 16-week schedule was accomplished utilizing two shifts, seven days a week.