Legat Architects

Center of Activity

High-tech labs and a traditional welding lab surround a high-bay space for manual machine tools and CNC equipment. The high-tech labs accommodate instruction for additive 3-D printing, programmable logic control, manufacturing electricity, factory automation, metrology, microscopy, fluid power, process technology, and orbital welding.


Multifunctional Roof

A sawtooth roof design recalls Chicago’s industrial roots and allows natural light to flood into the high-bay space below. The sloping, south-facing portion of the sawtooth then provides an ideal location for photovoltaic panels. Together, these components of the sawtooth combine to blend the past with the future for an innovative net-zero energy solution.