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A pioneer in Design & Delivery, Wight & Company provides integrated architecture, engineering, and construction services for the built environment. For more than 75 years, our firm has helped clients create exceptional, enduring buildings and spaces.

With offices in Chicago and Darien, Wight & Company currently employs more than 175 professionals with diverse expertise in architecture, engineering, and construction.

For more than 75 years, Wight & Company has helped clients create exceptional, enduring buildings and spaces.

Our firm effectively connects architecture, engineering, and construction services to provide clients in the public and private sectors with comprehensive Design & Delivery solutions under one roof. With expertise in key markets including CorporateCommercialFederal GovernmentHigher Education, LibrariesLocal GovernmentPK-12 EducationTransportation & Infrastructure, and Parks & Recreation - and a focus on Sustainability, Wight & Company successfully connects people with where they live, learn, work, and play in a way that protects and enhances the environment. Our recent combination with internationally acclaimed architecture firm Lohan Anderson blends their team's renowned design legacy with our technical innovation, bringing Wight's clients an enhanced level of design sophistication.

Join us for a celebration of what the future holds for our clients, our projects, and our company by watching the video commemorating our 75th anniversary.

Our in-house Design & Delivery services streamline the process of bringing buildings to life. 
Our breadth of in-house expertise provides numerous advantages to clients, including a single point of contact, reduced schedules, guaranteed budgets, and increased quality in design and value.

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Our Culture of Excellence is a core value and a mindset that extends throughout our organization.  
Our culture of excellence drives our ongoing focus on iteration, innovation, and collaboration. 

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Celebrating 75 years!

In 2014, we celebrated our 75th year in business and launched a microsite to commemorate Wight & Company's legacy. We invite you to explore our history through this interactive page. Launch Timeline

Though our first priority is always to delight our clients, we are proud of the high-profile recognition that our projects and people have achieved.

  • 2011 Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune

  • 2016 Honor Award, Studies, Research and Consulting, American Council of Engineering Companies, Illinois

  • 2015 Merit in Architecture, Distinguished Building Over $3M, AIA NEI Chapter

  • 2015 Best Projects Award, Small Projects, ENR

  • 2015 Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE Illinois Chapter

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This abridged list contains only notable award wins within the past five years.

ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Illinois
2016 Honor Award - Studies, Research and Consulting
Chicago Transit Authority, Red Purple Modernization Corridor Program
2016 Merit Award - Special Projects
Illinois Tollway, Illinois Route 390, Roselle Road to Illinois Route 53
2014 Merit Award - Special Projects
> IDOT, Butterfield Road from IL 59 to Naperville Road - Warrenville & Wheaton, IL
2013 Honor Award
> Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape - Chicago, IL
2013 Honor Award
> Illinois Tollway, Edens Spur (I-94) Roadway & Bridge Rehabilitation - Northbrook, IL

AIA (American Institute of Architects) Illinois
2015 Merit in Architecture - Distinguished Building Over $3M
> Naperville Park District, Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Naperville, IL
2013 Merit in Architecture - Distinguished Building Over $3M
> College of DuPage, Seaton Computing Center - Glen Ellyn, IL
2013 Merit in Architecture - Distinguished Building Under $3M 
> College of DuPage, Student Resource Center Façade Renewal - Glen Ellyn, IL
2013 Merit in Architecture - Distinguished Building Under $3M
> Naperville Park District, Seager Park Interpretive Center - Naperville, IL
2013 Merit in Architecture - Interior Architecture
> SEIU Healthcare IL-IN, SEIU Healthcare Headquarters - Chicago, IL
2012 Frank Lloyd Wright Honor Award
> Bolingbrook Park District, Hidden Oaks Nature Center - Bolingbrook, IL
2012 Merit Award - Educational Facility Design Award
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Early Learning Center - Des Plaines, IL
2011 Design Awards - Adaptive Reuse
> Kane County, Kane County Branch Court & Conference Center - St. Charles, IL

AIA/ALA (American Institute of Architects)/(American Library Association)
2016 Library Building Award
> Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chinatown Library - Chicago, IL

Architect's Newspaper
2015 Building of the Year - Midwest
Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chinatown Library - Chicago, IL

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Illinois

2015 Excellence in Engineering
> Naperville Park District, Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Naperville, IL
> Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chinatown Library - Chicago, IL
2013 Excellence in Engineering
> Valley View CUSD 365U, Romeoville High School Boiler Replacement - Romeoville, IL
2012 Excellence in Engineering
> City of Aurora, Water Treatment Plant - Aurora, IL
2011 Excellence in Engineering
> Grundy County, 911 Facility - Morris, IL
2011 1st Place - New Commercial Buildings
> Glenview Park District, Evelyn Pease Tyner Interpretive Center - Glenview, IL

Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI)
2014 Project of Distinction - School Planning & Architectural Exhibition
UNO Charter Schools, UNO Soccer Academy High School - Chicago, IL

AS&U (American School & University)
2014 High School Citation - Architectural Portfolio
> Naperville CUSD 203, Naperville Central High School - Naperville, IL

CBC (Chicago Building Congress)
2016 Merit Award Finalist - New Construction Under $55M
Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chinatown Library - Chicago, IL
2016 Merit Award Finalist - New Construction Suburbs
DuPage County Health Department Community Center - Wheaton, IL
2015 Merit Award Finalist - Construction Under $15M 
> Naperville Park District, Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Naperville, IL
2015 Merit Award Finalist - Construction Under $55M
> UNO Charter Schools, UNO Soccer Academy High School - Chicago, IL
2014 Merit Award Finalist - Construction Under $15M
> Public Building Commission of Chicago, Leonard Louie Fieldhouse - Chicago, IL
2014 Merit Award Finalist - CBC/COAA Owner's Choice
> College of DuPage, Seaton Computing Center - Glen Ellyn, IL
2013 Best K-12 Education Project
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Orchard Place Elementary School - Des Plaines, IL
2013 Merit Award Finalist -  Construction Under $15M
> Naperville CUSD 203, Naperville Central High School - Naperville, IL
2011 Finalist - New Construction Under $15M
> Naperville CUSD 203, Ann Reid Early Childhood Center - Naperville, IL
2011 Finalist - Rehab Construction
> DuPage HSD 88, Addison Trail High School - Addison, IL

Chicago Tribune
2011 Top Workplaces

DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America)
2014 National Award of Merit - Educational Facilities
> Lewis University, Science Center - Romeoville, IL

ENR (Engineering News-Record) Midwest
2015 Best Projects Award, Small Projects
> Naperville Park District, Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Naperville, IL
2014 Award of Merit - Government/Public Buildings, Best Projects Awards
> Public Building Commission of Chicago, Leonard Louie Fieldhouse - Chicago, IL
2013 Best K-12 Education Project
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Orchard Place Elementary School - Des Plaines, IL
2012 Best K-12 Education Project
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Early Learning Center - Des Plaines, IL
2012 Top 75 Design Firms

Friends of the Chicago River
2014 Silver Ribbon Award
> Public Building Commission of Chicago, Leonard Louie Fieldhouse - Chicago, IL

IASB (Illinois Association of School Boards)
2015 Award of Merit - Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments
> Forest Park SD 91, Betsy Ross Elementary School - Forest Park, IL
2014 Award of Merit - Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments
> Downers Grove SD 58, Pierce Downer Elementary School - Downers Grove, IL
2014 Honorable Mention - Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments
> UNO Charter Schools, UNO Soccer Academy High School - Chicago, IL
2013 Award of Distinction - Excellence in the Design of Educational Enviroments
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Iroquois Community School - Des Plaines, IL
2012 Award of Merit - Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Orchard Place Elementary School - Des Plaines, IL
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, South Elementary School - Des Plaines, IL
2011 Honorable Mention - Excellence in the Design of Educational Environments
> Naperville CUSD 203, Naperville Central High School - Naperville, IL

IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Illinois Chapter
2014 Exemplary Design - Educational/Higher Ed - The RED Awards Program
> College of DuPage, Seaton Computing Center - Glen Ellyn, IL
2013 Exemplary Design - Educational/PK-12
> Naperville CUSD 203, Naperville Central High School - Naperville, IL

IPRA (Illinois Parks and Recreation Association)
2015 Outstanding Facility & Parks Award
> Naperville Park District, Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Naperville, IL
Naper Settlement, Harvard Early Learning Playscape - Naperville, IL

Learning By Design
2014 Citation of Excellence - Architectural and Interior Design Showcase
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Early Learning Center - Des Plaines, IL
2014 Honorable Mention - High Schools Facilities
> UNO Charter Schools, UNO Soccer Academy High School - Chicago, IL

NSBA (National School Boards Association)
2013 Citation - Exhibition of School Architecture
> Des Plaines CCSD 62, Early Learning Center - Des Plaines, IL

USGBC (United States Green Building Council) Illinois
2012 Outstanding Organization Award

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2014 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List
2013 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List