Ryan Companies + Life Care Services

Clarendale of Addison

About the project

Project details
Size 207,700 SF
Location Addison, IL
Firm Role Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA
Cost $30M
Unit Counts 188 units: 95 Independent, 55 Assisted, 38 Memory Care

The Clarendale of Addison is the fourth iteration of the Ryan Companies’ Clarendale Brand in the Midwest. PFB Architects applied our extensive senior living experience to the refinement of the building program, architectural expression, and overall improvement of the resident’s experience. PFB’s involvement in all phases of design and construction allowed Ryan Companies vision and evolution of the Clarendale to be realized on-time and on-budget. Building Program for the 5-story, 207,700 square foot facility includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Site constraints presented challenges in building design; rather than a sprawling 3-story footprint similar to others in the Clarendale brand, Clarendale of Addison grew vertically to become a 4- and 5-story structure. Code requirements dictated that a portion of the building must then be concrete. Working closely with our structural team, we designed a one-story concrete podium under the 5-story portion of the building, allowing the remainder of the building to be assembled in Ryan Companies preferred wood construction. Despite the site and material challenges, PFB Architects met the programmatic requirements and desired unit mixes, and this project is the most efficient, to-date.

To reinforce the Clarendale brand, a two-story living room with a monumental fireplace flank the main entry. Large, open areas connect the front entry to lounges and dining rooms available to Independent and Assisted Living residents. The exterior material pallet is composed primarily of brick, fiber cement siding, and Prairie stone, intermingled to create a rhythm along the façade. A lantern-adorned porte-cochere enhances a dramatic entry sequence that sets the tone for the interior amenity spaces.

Residents enjoy eye-catching courtyards and attractive landscaping on the grounds, as well as an expansive park directly to the south.

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