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Green Living Wall Made From Sheet Metal | McDonald's Headquarters

Published on Oct 31, 2023 8:13:28 AM by Jim Erhart

Jim Erhart

Accurate Metal Fabricating corporate with Omni Ecosystem's producing parts for their Living Shelf needs. Our clients can use our experienced engineers, services, and sheet metal fabrication capabilities for prototypes and production parts. One of the projects we worked on together was for the new McDonald's corporation lobby in Chicago.


Green living wall is a trend for both interior and exterior design. Studies have found many health benefits of bringing a natural connection to the work environment. Your customer can also apply for higher green standard credits if they use Metal, which is fully recyclable.

Omni Ecosystem's Living Shelf is a product developed explicitly for interior edible plant application, as they do have another product for interior non-edible planting (Omni Tapestry). Unlike most interior vertical planters on the market, Omni's Living Shelf has integrated lighting, irrigation, and ventilation systems to maintain optimal plant health and were custom-designed and built for McDonald's new headquarters.

The parts Accurate made are the main planting shelves that support the potted plants, LED lights, ventilation pipes, irrigation lines, and unit drainage pan. Each unit contains two planting rows and is roughly 4 ft wide by 1 ft 8 in tall by 1 ft 8 in deep. They hang on a metal framework along with a supplemental mechanical system that includes the fans, transformers, and controllers. An overall drain pan is underneath the entire assembly to connect the system to the building's plumbing.

Accurate Metal fabricated the shelf components that included perforation, bending, welding, and anodizing. The pieces were assembled in Omni's warehouse, and the assembled units were installed onsite by Omni's subcontractors. Accurate also provided matching brackets, end panels, and connector pieces installed onsite. During the design process, Omni also worked with Accurate's engineering to help streamline the production. Accurate produced prototype units before the mass production of the 30 units that were ultimately installed onsite.

Accurate has fabricating equipment focusing on manufacturing products. It is a one-stop shop for a company looking to increase efficiency and reduce turnaround time. You can bring in Accurate at any point in the design stage, from adding existing parts to creating a new product line. We can also sign a non-disclosure agreement with the designer to protect their confidential information.

Accurate Metal Fabricating is an expert at sheet metal fabrication products such as green walls, modular panels, and roofing. Contact us for more information at 773.235.0400 or request a free quote today!

Topics: Insider, Metal

Jim Erhart

Written by Jim Erhart

Jim Erhart serves as the Marketing Manager for Accurate Metal Fabrication. Jim has more than 15 years of experience working in the metal and steel industry with a focus on steel tubular (HSS) products in various sales and marketing roles. He received a bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Saint Xavier University.