New Tuthill Corporation Headquarters

Location: Burr Ridge, IL

Architect: Serena Sturm Architects

New Tuthill Corporation HeadquartersThe Tuthill Corporation wanted a new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters building in Burr Ridge, IL. Working with Serena Sturm Architects, CCJM’s design strategy utilized owner goals, computer simulation, and parametric analysis to evaluate design alternatives.

Our design for this 52,000 sq. ft., 2-story building included energy savings of nearly 40% over similar traditionally designed buildings!

Other features include high efficiency glazing systems to reduce solar gain and external shading overlap to control natural lighting levels inside the space; an interior lighting system utilizing photovoltaic sensors and indoor space occupancy sensors to mechanically operate window screens that maintain constant indoor lighting levels; an emergency power system designed to automatically shed non-critical loads during a power failure through the UPS-backed, state-of-the-art Direct Digital Controls (DDC) system that controls the operation of the other building systems; and, an open-plenum, raised-floor system.


  • 1st Place 2001 Excellence in Engineering Award by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Illinois Chapter, for Energy Efficiency!