Shafer Architects Office

Springfield, Illinois

Crafted to serve as the architect's workspace, this building artfully combines function, aesthetics, and sustainability. Spread over two floors, the drafting area, with its large north-facing windows, ushers in an abundance of natural light. The building showcases cost-effective design elements, balancing financial savvy with visual appeal. Notably, it's packed with eco-friendly features: a geo-thermal system for energy-efficient temperature regulation, daylighting and solar control mechanisms for optimal natural lighting, and enhanced insulation for reduced energy consumption. The exterior landscape is both beautiful and functional, featuring a bioswale water detention system. Earning a prestigious design award from the American Institute of Architects, this building is a testament to the harmonious integration of design innovation and sustainability.