The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Bulley & Andrews provided general contracting services for the restoration and renovation of the historic Nickerson Mansion on Chicago’s north side into what is now known as The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

The project involved a comprehensive interior and exterior restoration to convert the mansion to a private museum and art gallery.  The museum is connected to the Murphy Auditorium which has been renovated for use as a public lecture and events hall.

Renovation of both buildings included all new mechanical systems, new electrical distribution, a new serving kitchen, a new service elevator, fire and life safety upgrades, and new coat check and bathroom facilities for the auditorium.  New building systems have been carefully planned and designed to provide discreet installations with minimal impact on the historic materials.


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Project Size

50,000 SF

Architect / Engineer

Antunovich & Associates


General Contractor


Chicago, IL


Historical Restoration


High-End Residential