Priests of the Sacred Heart – Living

A 1920‘s courtyard apartment building was adapted to become a new home for the Priests of the Sacred Heart religious community. Extensive structural modifications to the 41-unit building were required to provide offices and common spaces including a reception area, living room, dining room, library, and chapel. A three-story, rear addition provides new corridors to connect previously separated apartments, improving circulation and encouraging a sense of community. Ground floor retail space was transformed into the chapel providing the Priests of the Sacred Heart a strong neighborhood presence and establishing the facility as an accessible resource for the surrounding community. A second phase of improvements will provide sun control devices to respond to Chicago’s diverse climate, reducing heat gain during the warm months and allowing heat absorption during the winter months.

Size:

40,000 sf renovation

Project Cost:

$3.5 million

Completion:

2006

MEP Engineer:

Fox Valley Engineers

Owner:

Priests of the Sacred Heart

Architect of Record:

McBride Kelley Baurer

Project Architect:

Jaime Torres

Structural Engineer:

GFGR Engineering

Landscape Architect:

McKay Landscape

General Contractor:

Pepper Construction