Chicago, Illinois

We were charged with transforming this former emission testing facility into a new headquarters reflective of the client’s high standard of work and commitment to sustainability. We combined traditional materials, such as brick, with more contemporary elements like steel -- angling and draping it to create a blend of professionalism, modernity, and functionality in this LEED Gold building. Sustainable features include a geothermal system and green roof.


  • 8,000 SF

  • 2 conference rooms

  • 8 executive offices

  • Common work area

  • Break room

  • Exercise room

  • Support spaces



Client: Sumit Construction

Architecture: a+c architects

Interior Design: a+c architects

Engineering: a+c architects

Civil: HK Consulting

Landscape: Shen Associates

Structural: RJK Engineering

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography


We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.