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Engineering Office in Chicago, Illinois.

Courtesy Hedrich Blessing

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Thornton Tomasetti’s new Chicago office space is housed in a landmark modern office tower at 330 North Wabash Avenue (formerly known as IBM Plaza) designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1969 and completed in 1973. The office space occupies the majority of the 15th floor (25,000 square feet) and features generous open office areas, flexible conference rooms, some enclosed offices and miscellaneous support areas. The floor-to-ceiling curtain wall windows allow for good daylighting levels for all occupied areas. The project has achieved a LEED Gold rating under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) rating system.

The project incorporates high percentages of recycled and local materials, energy-efficient MEP systems, low levels of volatile organic compound in paints, sealants and carpet adhesives, Greenguard-certified furniture, a renewable energy contract, water-efficient fixtures, and Energy Star rated equipment.

Thornton Tomasetti adminstered the entire LEED coordination and documentation process with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) throughout the Design and Construction phases.

Project Stats

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Owner: Thornton Tomasetti

Architect: Garofalo Architects (Design Architect) & Powell Kleinschmidt (Design Consultant)

Area: 25,000 sf

Completion Date: 2009