State Emergency Operations Center
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- DeStefano and Partners Ltd.
- Illinois Capital Development Board
- Consultants Environmental Systems Design Inc. (MEP/FP); Rubinos & Mesia Engineers Inc. (structural); Knight E/A Inc. (civil); System Development Integration (IT); Daniel Weinbach & Partners Ltd. (landscape)
- Division Institutional
- Location Springfield, IL
- General contractor River City Construction LLC
One juror thought this project showed "how to take this kind of function and turn it into a piece of architecture." This 50,000-square-foot facility is the workplace to employees who coordinate responses to natural disasters and security threats. The architects set out to offset the employees' potentially highstress responsibilities with an environment that invigorates and soothes while still maintaining a secure environment. Perforated copper screens and limestone panels make up a fašade that looks layered and light.