Regardless of building type, the best way to achieve dramatic improvements in building performance is through Integrated Design Thinking, the rigorous comparison of business-as-usual approaches to
cost-comparable, resource-conserving alternatives. The following case studies each tell a unique story of how a mixture of hard work and collaboration provide the fuel for a project’s success. 


The Keller Center | Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

6001 Cass | The Platform

Detroit, MI

Headquarters |Christy Webber Landscapes

Chicago, IL

Lake Ellyn Boathouse | Glen Ellyn Park District

Glen Ellyn, IL

Broadway Lofts | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA)

Gary, IN

Bethel Commercial Center | Bethel New Life, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Yannell House | Michael Yannell

Chicago, IL

Chicago Center for Green Technology | City of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Jazz at Walter Circle | East St. Louis Housing Authority

East St. Louis, IL

Charles Shaw Technology & Learning Center | IFF + Henry Ford Learning Institute

Chicago, IL

Granite City Passive House | Granite City Housing Authority

Granite City, IL

Granite City Green Communities | Granite City Housing Authority

Granite City, IL


Cardinal Campus | Gendreau Realty

Highland, IN



Alys Beach House

Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens

Environmental Law & Policy Center

Oakton Community College Signage

University of Chicago School of Social Science Administration

Ames Residence

City Hall Green Roof

Harmony House

Rolling Knolls

University of Michigan Strawbale Botanical Garden

Rick Bayless’ XOCO

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Clara’s Village

Lawson House | Holsten Real Estate Development

Sanctuary Place

Whistler Crossing