Magenium Solutions wins Glen Ellyn building award

Updated 8/27/2014 12:26 PM

Glen Ellyn-based Magenium Solutions was awarded the annual award for Excellence in Building Design from the village of Glen Ellyn.

The traveling trophy is chosen each year by the village's Architectural Review Commission and resides at the winner's location until the following year's winner is announced. Magenium Solutions renovated a 12,000 square foot building into an "office of the future."

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The building at 535 Pennsylvania Ave. was originally constructed in 1930s as a sorting facility for the United States Post Office. Later it served as a grocery store, and as an indoor antique mall. For the past several years it remained vacant, in need of restoration and repair.

Magenium purchased the building in 2013 and moved into the state of the art facility February of this year. The new space features vaulted ceilings, technology-filled conference rooms, a full kitchen, outdoor patio, and an indoor basketball court. In addition, the building houses a retail photography studio and gallery in the front.

"We've received nothing but pleased responses and jaw-dropping excitement from everyone who visits," said Colleen LaMantia, Magenium's owner. "We didn't set out to win awards, but in addition to this award, we recently were named as one of Illinois' Best Places to Work. It's a confirmation of our commitment to our employees and our values."

Church Building Architects was the primary designer on the project.

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