Legat Architects

2021 merit awards finalist

College of DuPage’s Institutional Resource Center was named a finalist in the Chicago Building Congress’s 2021 Merit Awards. This annual competition recognizes outstanding design/construction projects built in greater Chicagoland during the past three years. Find out how the retrofit transformed a dated learning center into an open, mature, and light-filled environment.

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Less Energy Use, More Building Owner Savings

In December 2020, Legat became one of only 54 firms to receive an AIA Chicago 2030 Badge for reporting energy use data in 2019. Our projects achieved on average a 47% predicted Energy Use Intensity (EUI) reduction and a 59% reduction in lighting power density. This means that Legat-designed projects consume less energy and create more savings than the national average.

Legat’s involvement in this program stems back to 2009, when we became one of the first 80 US firms to sign the AIA 2030 Commitment. The framework aims to make the design of net-zero energy buildings a standard practice by 2030.


Legat Architects, a Chicago-based architecture and interior design firm, works with building owners and communities to overcome facility challenges with design that improves performance and lives. The firm operates six Midwestern studios to deliver the convenience and attentiveness of the local architect with the resources and know-how of the global design firm. Legat’s portfolio includes commercial, governmental, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, mixed-use, preK-12 education, and transportation facilities.