• PHOTO BY GEORGE LAMBROS
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  • PHOTO BY GEORGE LAMBROS
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Leading a design-build consortium to deliver one of the nation’s first LEED-certified projects.

Naval Station Great Lakes - Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Complex
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Midwest
Great Lakes, IL

The United States Department of the Navy commissioned Wight & Company to provide design-build services for the new Bachelors Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) project at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.

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Project Details

The BEQ was a pilot project for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, the first LEED certified project in Illinois – and one of the first in the nation – to earn such a designation. This award-winning design also marked the first significant design-build project at Great Lakes and set the tone for all future facilities improvements at the base.

Wight & Company performed design, civil engineering and sustainable design services for the project which earned LEED Certification. The project included seven new residential buildings, each designed with suite-style dormitory rooms to enhance the sailors’ quality of life. Two buildings at the Naval Hospital were also included as part of this project.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2000 White House Closing the Circle Award for Model Facility Demonstration
  • 2000 Special Recognition for Sustainable Design - Public Sector $15 Million and over, Design-Build Institute of America
  • 2001 Federal Energy Saver Showcase Award
  • 2001 Merit Award for New Construction - Suburbs, Chicago Building Congress