Featured Project: This Award-Winning LEED Silver Building was Completed Early, Under Budget


When we are construction managers on a project, we love to hit this combination: early and under budget, even though the structure is complex and the scope increases. So we are so proud to feature the Elgin Community College Health and Life Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art education and training facility that earned the LEED Silver Certification for Sustainability. As construction manager, Lamp was most proud to have worked with an increased scope, but still come in $8 Million under budget and completed the project 9 months earlier than planned so that students could take advantage of the facilities a full semester earlier than originally planned.

Learning by Design Magazine described the building best: “A flagship edifice, the facility features a central three-story glass atrium meant to be a glittering ’magnet’ by day and a glowing beacon by night, drawing newcomers to its entrance.” The 160,450 square foot building includes classroom space to accommodate the nursing and dental programs.

The building also earned several awards, including:

  • CISCO Project of the Year for construction.
  • Outstanding Design Award from American Schools and Universities Magazine.
  • Award of Excellence from Learning by Design Magazine

Check out this video from the project architects, Kluber Architects + Engineers, about the incredible building:


Project Facts:

Location: 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

Architect Firm: Kluber, Inc.

Architect: Clayton Haldemann

Project Manager: Greg Bohlin

Project Superintendent: Dane Weber

Budget: $45,000,000

Final cost: $37,000,000

Date completed: December 2011

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