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Legat-designed building wins award

A training lab College DuPage HomelSecurity EducatiCenter (HEC) Glen Ellyn has been named Best Higher Education/Research Project‚ ENR Midwest‚ Best

A training lab at the College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center (HEC) in Glen Ellyn has been named the Best Higher Education/Research Project‚ in ENR Midwest‚ Best Projects 2012 competition and was designed by Legat Architects and Brubaker Design. It also won "Project of the Year" from the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO). | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 19, 2013 12:23PM

WAUKEGAN — A building designed by Legat Architects of Waukegan has received a “Project of the Year” award in the Construction Industry Service Corporation’s 2012 Pride in Construction Award Program.

The College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center in Glen Ellyn, designed by Legat and Brubaker Design, received top honors in the New Construction/Suburbs category, which covers Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties.

The annual competition recognizes top-quality construction projects based on design, quality of construction, safety record and impact on the surrounding community.

The first facility of its kind in the Midwest, the 62,000-square-foot facility is an epicenter for multi-jurisdictional training to prepare firefighters, police personnel and other first responders for international and domestic terrorist acts, as well as man-made and natural disasters.

Selection of the project was made by the CISCO board, consisting of 20 professionals representing the labor and management sides of the construction industry.

A formal awards presentation is scheduled for later this month.

Last year, the building received an award for the “Best Higher Education/Research Project” in the Midwest.

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