Legat Architects

muscatine high school science expansion

The Muscatine High School science program, once confined to dark and outdated rooms, has moved into a light-filled expansion inspired by teacher input. The school principal and science teachers reveal how the Legat-designed facility has become a breeding ground for tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.

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Less Energy Use, More Building Owner Savings

In November 2021, Legat became one of only 65 firms to receive an AIA Chicago 2030 Badge for reporting energy use data in 2020. 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.