Banging Gavel Brews

Tinley Park, IL

AltusWorks was engaged by Banging Gavel Brews as the Architect to transform the 1872 historic Vogt Building constructed as a speculative apartment building – and listed on the National Register of Historic Places – into a mixed use facility including a production brewery, brewpub, and event space while maintaining the attic level apartment. Located steps from the Metra station, the brewery is envisioned as a community catalyst, reactivating a major landmark that will draw people from around the region. The adaptive reuse project has a complex financial structure using private funds and available financial incentives in the form of a TIF grant and Federal Historic Tax Credits (FHTC). The exterior masonry facades and ornamental wood porch will be restored, the interior configuration altered to accommodate the new uses and the character-defining features restored as required by the FHTCs and the governing Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties. Additionally, the structural and mechanical demands of the new uses require a new steel structural frame and multi-zoned mechanical systems be seamlessly integrated into the existing building. With qualified preservationists on staff, AltusWorks is providing the historic preservation consulting and facilitating the FHTCs process administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on behalf of the National Park Service (NPS).

Vogt Building side and front elevations, 1987.

Vogt Building rear elevation, 1987.

Vogt Building before restoration.

Vogt Building, conversion to Banging Gavel Brews in progress.

Banging Gavel Brews, work in progress.

Banging Gavel Brews, brewpub.

Banging Gavel Brews, mechanical integration.

Banging Gavel Brews, new structural frame.

Banging Gavel Brews, porch stabilization.