Legat Architects

3D Tour

During planning, Legat worked with engineering partner IMEG to create a 3D walkthrough that allowed Buffalo Grove Park District representatives to take a virtual tour of their new spaces.


“There’s something for everyone here, whether that means joining a performance group, getting private instruction, taking classes, or simply enjoying a show.”

“Buffalo Grove has some tremendous talent, but it’s not just about talent—with this facility, we’re giving every person, regardless of age, the opportunity to live out their dreams.”


Multipurpose Room

A multipurpose space divisible with partitions hosts pre- and post-performance gatherings, as well as wedding receptions and other community events.

“The very nature of this project—transforming a synagogue into a community arts center—is about as sustainable as you can get. You’re saving materials, land, and embodied energy, plus there’s the cultural value of the building within the community.”

Energy Efficiency

The project received LEED v4 ID+C: Commercial Interiors certification from the US Green Building Council. Among its sustainable features are high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, low-emitting electrical fixtures, LED lighting with occupancy sensors, Energy Star appliances, and building materials with healthier indoor air quality. Additionally, 93.5% of the construction and demolition waste was either reused or recycled, and lighting power consumption in the building was reduced by 61%.



Existing atrium space was cramped and dark, plus the height caused issues with echoes. New fabric light fixtures not only brighten the space, but also absorb sound. The project adds a second flooring finish to differentiate between the seating areas and the walkway.