Architect:Solomon Cordwell Buenz
This electrical union training center in west suburban Chicago combines three separate functions in one building. The two-story east wing supports classrooms and a workshop; the west wing houses the union office and administrative functions. A circular form overlooking the water feature is designed to support multiple functions such as banquets, meetings, and lectures. The central, naturally lighted atrium visually unifies these three diverse functions while allowing each to operate independently.