Legat Architects

Architect in Chicago, IL
Legat Architects, established in 1964, is a sustainable design practice specializing in planning, architecture, and interior design. Our portfolio encompasses a diversity of facility kinds: commercial/mixed use, corporate, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and municipal. A dedication to sustainability, performance, and design drives the architecture that we create and the business principles that guide us. Our practice leaders have dedicated their careers to paving new directions in their building kinds. Their longevity with the company ensures continuity of leadership, expertise, and design excellence.

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651 West Washington Boulevard # 1
Chicago, IL
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Legat Architects
read moreIn December 2020, Legat became one of only 54 firms to receive an AIA Chicago 2030 Badge for reporting energy use data in 2019. 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.
read moreLegat buildings have no distinct style, but we have a distinct design process. Every design grows out of clients' needs and responds to their culture, site, and aspirations. It might be a Prairie-style building to respond to an established neighborhood. Or it might be a contemporary facility to inspire future development in an up-and-coming community. What matters to us is that the design respects the budget, improves performance, and creates a legacy of pride for our clients and their communities.
Commercial Architecture Awards
read moreToday's work environment must address a wide variety of business and social demands to optimize productivity and employee satisfaction. Legat's commercial practice helps clients create workplace strategies to achieve performance goals and redefine brands. Results include greater returns, increased flexibility, and enhanced image.
read moreThough today Legat stands as a leading design firm, its legacy of responsive client service and employee empowerment remains at the firm's core. Throughout Legat's history, our designers have put themselves in facility owners' shoes to understand what they see and feel. That happens through the art of interaction. Although Legat's reputation hinges on creative design and client service, we are not associated with a specific design style or building type. Rather, each design emerges from the specific client's needs.
read moreWe get energized by challenges, no matter how complex. Then we apply the art of interaction-with clients and with communities-to find a way to overcome those challenges with design that improves performance and lives. Whether the challenge is to create a new regional icon or to revive a 75-year-old building, we accept it wholeheartedly. And whether the client representative is a single person or an entire community, we jump at the chance to interact and find a way. The result is empowered building users that leave a legacy and buildings that make a mark.
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