As early advocates since the mid-1990s, our priority to create healthy and high-performing solutions for the built environment has been embedded through all of our disciplines at every project stage, from inception to occupancy.

Sustainability is the philosophical place from which we begin to problem-solve our spaces, creating built environments where people will thrive and making responsible design decisions that will be relevant far into the next century.

As design and build visionaries, we are committed to the relentless pursuit of resources, technologies, and practices that positively transform the experience of our clients, that support human health and well-being, that are mindful our resources are not infinite, that are inclusive and welcome all, that are economically sound and that ensure we are good stewards of our planet.

We are recognized leaders in Sustainable and Net-Zero Energy Buildings and are proud of achieving many industry firsts:

  • Designer for one of the first LEED® green building pilot projects in the world to receive the first LEED Gold® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S. Navy, Bachelors Enlisted Quarters, Great Lakes Naval Base, IL; 2000)
  • First Illinois public high school to receive LEED certification (Bolingbrook High School, Valley View Community Unit School District 365U, Bolingbrook, IL; 2004)
  • First firm to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute (2011)
  • First recreation center in the U.S. to receive Passive House U.S. and Source Zero Certifications from PHIUS (Evelyn Pease Tyner Nature Center, Glenview Park District, IL; 2003)