Method Home Products Factory

2017 Design Award Winner

Chicago, IL

Structural Engineer
KJWW Engineering Consultants

William McDonough & Partners, Heitman Architects

Steel Joist Manufacturer
Gooder-Henrichsen Co.

Steel Fabricator
Aetna Engineering

General Contractor
Summit Design + Build, LLC

New construction of manufacturing and warehouse facility featuring 6,000 sf office mezzanine, solar thermal hot water, photovoltaic solar panels, roof top greenhouse, and daylight harvesting. At occupancy, it is only the 2nd manufacturing plant in the US to be certified Platinum LEED. The entire roof was designed as steel joists and joist girders to achieve maximum economy. The light and airy look of open web steel joists allowed natural light in from the 40 skylights, while strong enough to support a 2-acre greenhouse on part of the roof.  The project includes 400 tons of steel joists and Joist Girders.