Advanced Manufacturing Facility
Laboratory Grown Diamonds
Advanced two-story manufacturing facility producing commercial gem-quality diamonds up to one carat in size. High-tech security measures and complex HVAC systems maintain optimal manufacturing conditions. Operations are overseen by a central command center or “brain” of the facility. Multi-phased design and construction project to allow for future expansion.
Support spaces on the first floor include locker rooms, storage spaces, loading dock, and mechanical and electrical spaces.
The reception area leads visitors into a gallery space that opens to a two-story lounge.
AIA Chicago - Distinguished Building Award, 2021
The facility’s first floor features reception, lounge, and client spaces showcasing a product gallery with separate staff-access to the diamond manufacturing floor. The second floor is defined by office space, meeting rooms, and a functional overlook of the double-height synthesis hall. The exterior of the facility includes angular planes that provide visual interest using beautiful yet cost-efficient materials. Client, office, and manufacturing spaces are designed with complementary adjacencies while maintaining security and privacy for clients and staff alike. Interior design is clean and understated, providing a canvas for company branding to be seamlessly integrated.