Skender-built Maywood Supportive Living Wins 2023 Landmarks Illinois Award for Exceptional Preservation
Landmarks Illinois today announced that Maywood Supportive Living is a winner of its 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, honoring exceptional preservation efforts.
Maywood Supportive Living is a 100-unit, 133,000-square-foot, all-inclusive assisted living facility for low-income seniors. Celadon Partners led the preservation and revitalization of the long-vacant facility.
Over the course of construction, Skender stripped the historic building down to its structure to add modern amenities while taking great care to preserve and restore its natural architectural detail. Built in several different phases between 1929 and 1965, the building features a unique mix of Tudor-Revival and modernist styles. The restoration process included refurbishing the wood trim, stucco and brick facades to their former glory, installing new windows, revamping the first-floor lobby to highlight the original terrazzo floors, replacing the roof, restoring the commercial kitchen and dining area and converting 100 rooms into supportive living units, complete with kitchenettes.
Watch a short documentary on the building of Maywood Supportive Living.
This is the second Skender project to win the prestigious Landmarks Illinois award in five years. In 2018, the historic rehabilitation and office-to-residential conversion of Elgin Tower won the same preservation award for adaptive reuse.