• PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN
  • PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN
  • PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN
  • PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN
  • PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN
  • PHOTO BY PAUL SCHLISMANN

Celebrating water and teaching visitors about the history and ecology of the project site through integrated sustainable design.

Knoch Knolls Nature Center
Naperville Park District
Naperville, IL

The Naperville Park District selected Wight & Company to design and build the new Knoch Knolls Nature Center, located within a park at the confluence of the east and west branches of the DuPage River. Our design for this LEED-Platinum certified facility features indoor and outdoor educational exhibits, two classrooms that are 100 percent day-lit, public restrooms, photovoltaic panels, a deck overlooking a reshaped pond and a green roof.

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Awards & Recognition

  • 2015¬†Merit in Architecture,¬†Distinguished Building over $3M, AIA Illinois
  • 2015 Merit Award Finalist,¬†Construction Under $15M, Chicago Building Congress
  • 2015 Best Projects Award, Small Projects, ENR Midwest
  • 2015 Outstanding Facility & Parks Award, Illinois Parks & Recreation Association
  • 2015 Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE Illinois