Kluber Architects + Engineers, an in-house architecture and engineering office, has closed the future location of its new office building at 41 W. Benton St. in Aurora.
Although the selection of the new office locations took almost a year, Kluber Architects + Engineers has designed the main improvements for the space in recent months.
The building that previously served as West Aurora’s administrative office stood empty for a long time. The building will now accommodate luxurious apartment spaces on the top floors and Club’s new office space on the lower and first floors – a real mixed-use project for the city center.
“Moving to Aurora took a long time,” said Mike Kluber, president of Kluber Architects + Engineers. “Our company is growing significantly, so it only makes sense to continue our tradition of investing in local city centers to accommodate that growth. We are excited to bring part of downtown, my hometown, back to life and the city too support city of Aurora. “
The building that now houses Esser Lofts and Apartments and Kluber Architects + Engineers was previously in dire need of repair. Club’s renovation and investment is a breath of fresh air on West Benton Street, between renovating the aging windows and shabby exterior and aligning the building with the code.
“As long-time members of the Aurora Regional Chamber and the Aurora Community, we are excited to welcome Kluber Architects + Associates to downtown Aurora,” said Jessica Linder Gallo, President and CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Local businesses of all sizes are the backbone of our economy, and the addition of Kluber Architects + Associates to Aurora is an example of the resilience and continued growth that is happening here. We look forward to our long-term partnership.”
Kluber Architects + Engineers have carried out similar renovations to their corporate headquarters in Batavia and fundamentally revitalized a town in a district that was previously in dire straits. Since their renovation of the Batavia office on South Shumway Street, numerous companies have also moved to the area to support downtown Batavia. This rejuvenated a sizable portion of the city’s historic district and spawned several successful developments that the area badly needed. Kluber Architects + Engineers is optimistic that their investment in the city of Aurora will have a similar impact on the surrounding area.
“Kluber’s investment is a testament to their commitment to downtown revitalization. We look forward to seeing them grow in Aurora in the years to come,” said Bryan Gay, President of Invest Aurora.
Although news of their expansion was only announced recently, the support and response from the Aurora community has already been tremendous.
“It’s one thing to have an amazing business move to town, but it’s another level when that business is also a dedicated corporate partner,” said Richard C. Irvin, Aurora Mayor. “Kluber Architects + Engineers is both. The move speaks volumes about Kluber’s belief in and vision for Aurora. It’s a shared vision we’ve talked about many times. We’re making that vision a reality right in the heart of our downtown area. Welcome home, Mike and team! “
The company has offices in Batavia, Chicago and Bloomington, Illinois. The new Aurora offices will have a modernized design and welcoming meeting areas for customers and employees. Kluber Architects + Engineers expects the building to be ready for use by the end of 2021.
About Kluber Architects + Engineers:
Kluber Architects + Engineers is an integrated architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Batavia, Illinois. The company opened 33 years ago and has been operating in northern Illinois ever since. Kluber Architects + Engineers provides architectural and engineering services to the municipal, educational, healthcare and private sectors in Illinois. Her key works include the recently completed Will County Health Department, the Health & Life Science building of Elgin Community College, and the ongoing renovation of Old Copley Hospital in Aurora. Visit kluberinc.com.