Lake in the Hills Village Hall

ARCHITECT: FGM, Inc.

LOCATION: Lake in the Hills, IL

This 23,360 sq. ft. building is a one-story structure with a partial walkout basement. Utilizing primarily wood roof framing on masonry bearing walls, two wings of the building have a monoslope roof made of structural insulated wood sandwich panels over metal-plate-connected wood trusses. The roof framing of the third wing also incorporates the insulated panels, here in the form of a hip roof supported on tapered glued laminated wood beams. Throughout all these spaces a majority of the structure is exposed to view.

The remainder of the building houses service functions. These areas are framed with open-web wood joists supporting a concrete slab. This heavy deck system is used to provide a sound buffer against noise generated by the roof-top mechanical units. Beneath one wing, the walkout basement takes advantage of the sloping site topography. The first floor framing system is precast planks, some of which cantilever to the exterior and form an elevated walkway adjacent to the building.

  • Awards:
  • AIA Honor Award Nominee for Distinguished Building 2003