After 65 years in Downer’s Grove, Ill., Wight & Company designs, constructs and moves into a new headquarters building in nearby Darien in 2004. The new facility was truly a collaborative design effort between Wight’s architects, engineers, and construction teams. The LEED-certified “living laboratory” is located on six acres of restored prairie, and incorporates bioswales, native plantings, and filtration trenches. The two-story building features 100% green power, 100% on-site stormwater management, a green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, and numerous other green initiatives. Wight & Company employees also enjoy ample access to the outdoors, whether it’s enjoying the vegetable garden or walking the prairie trail.