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.

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.

Upon entering the Clarendale of Addison, residents and guests are greeted by concierge services and high-end, hospitality-driven amenity spaces. A two-story living room with monumental fireplace flanks the main entry. Large open areas connect the front entry to lounges and dining rooms available to Independent and Assisted Living residents.

Second floor amenity spaces include a bar and lounge that are visually connected to the 2-story living room on the first floor. The visual and audible connection between these spaces promotes the active lifestyle that is encouraged at the Clarendale of Addison. Voluminous spaces and expansive windows on the second floor lounge enhance the resident experience. Further promoting the hospitality atmosphere are the bistro and private dining room available to residents. Lighting design and selected finishes act to compliment the character of these amenity spaces.

Memory Care at the Clarendale of Addison is organized into two distinct neighborhoods, each with eighteen rooms. Every Memory Care neighborhood includes an open dining room / living room, access to an enclosed courtyard, dedicated activity space, and full laundry service. Outdoor courtyards are designed to enrich the lives of residents with planting beds, walking paths, pergolas, and outdoor seating. Food service is provided in a residential setting from individual country kitchens.

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