The building is sited to minimize removal of trees and to take maximum advantage of exceptional panoramic views. Because of an extensive use of glass, all employees can enjoy these views from every location in the facility. Careful consideration is given to quality of light, especially during the long winter season. Sunlight is controlled with overhangs, fritted glass and native plantings, eliminating fatigue–producing glare and reducing energy use. inside, an acoustic glass wall is the only element between manufacturing and administration, preserving connectivity and openness.
Good Design is Good Business, 2001 – Business Week/Architectural Record Magazine
Honor Award, 2000 – AIA Chicago Chapter