The firm provided project management, programming, concept development, architectural, interiors, furniture, and technology design services for the 57,500-square-foot building. The building houses the chemical engineering, civil and materials engineering, and mechanical and industrial engineering departments and is home to the only high-bay structural testing lab of its kind in the northern Illinois, region.  

“We are ecstatic to have achieved a LEED Gold certification,” says Dewberry Senior Associate and Project Manager Jenni Betancourt, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, GGP. “Our team’s commitment to sustainability shines once again, resulting in an innovative space for students and staff to conduct leading-edge research, learn, and collaborate.”

The project was designed with a target of achieving LEED Silver, but surpassed it based on the green building strategies our team implemented across the building and site.