Kluber Architects + Engineers Batavia Office – 10 S. Shumway Ave.

Renovation | Office | Private
Brick building
Project Details

In 2010, Kluber Architects + Engineers began developing a plan to restore an opera house from the 1880s to serve as the company office. The project uniquely positioned Kluber as both the client and the design firm.

The goal was to reflect the firm’s integrated project approach into a work environment that supported multiple disciplines working side-by-side. The result was an office design that situates architects, engineers, and other staff in open and semi-private work spaces that encourage collaboration and camaraderie. Common spaces include conference rooms and a kitchenette. The renovation also consisted of removing all existing interior partitions, portions of the second floor structure to allow for loft space, and the entire roof.

Located in historic downtown Batavia on the banks of the Fox River, the Kluber Architects + Engineers’ former office was the first building in the downtown area to receive Energy Star certification. Not to mention, the renovation and investment brought to life an area of the city that was previously in great distress.

Learn more about the history of 10 S. Shumway and our former corporate office by clicking here.

  • Client

    Kluber Architects + Engineers

  • Location

    Batavia, Illinois

  • Year Completed


  • Size of Project

    7,600 Square Feet

  • Services Provided
    • Architecture
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Interior Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
  • Awards
    • Ole Award for Community Reinvestment and New Construction
full shot of brick building
Front of Shumway building
front of building
Reception area and desk
close up of windows
Birdseye view of office
shot of hallway
meeting room
conference room with chairs and table
meeting room
Kitchen area
industrial printer in copy room
Full shot of office from above
Birdseye view of office
office desk
Far back shot of exterior of back of building
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