In August 2021, Skender broke ground on 345 N Morgan, a 200,000-SF office and retail building in Fulton Market for Sterling Bay. The space features sleek, modern finishes, soaring ceilings, arched windows, and welded metal accents, drawing on the neighborhood’s industrial past. Amenities include private outdoor terraces, a 5K-square-foot roof deck with sweeping views, a conservatory bar & lounge with a double-sided fireplace, a full-service fitness center, a coworking library and several high-tech conference spaces to meet the needs of today’s virtual world.
Skender built this six-story supportive housing facility in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood for Sarah’s Circle, a nonprofit organization that serves women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Following groundbreaking in September 2019, the project stayed on schedule with delivery in 15 months. The new facility, known as Sarah’s on Sheridan, has 38 units of permanent supportive housing, as well as 50 beds for the interim housing program.
In early 2022, Skender completed construction on the Class-A office development at 609 W. Randolph in the West Loop Gate neighborhood in Chicago. The 15-story, 100,000+ square-foot building consists primarily of masonry with complementary steel, metal panel and exterior glazing, as well as a granite base. The building is designed and built to be WELL and LEED certified, and features a tenant lounge, conference and meeting areas, a rooftop terrace and wellness studio.
Skender is partnering with F.A. Wilhelm to build the new IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Center on the campus of Indiana University. The state-of-the-art complex, scheduled to open in 2021, is a collaborative project between Indiana University Health and Indiana University. The overall facility includes 620,000 square feet for in-patient and out-patient clinical services, and 115,000 square feet for academic instruction. Learn more >>
Completed in early 2020, this 63,000-SF, 60-unit, affordable, independent senior living facility is the largest multi-unit residential project in Crystal Lake in recent history. Skender collaborated with architect UrbanWorks, civil engineer Groundwork and developers DKI and TH Associates. Residences of Crystal Lake is the most recent of 10 similar residences that Skender has built in the last five years as part of its award-winning multifamily residential group.
A new, single-story flex lab building for the university’s engineering science program and its active learning network. Designed to put engineering on display and provide natural light, the glass façade utilizes electrochromic technology, a form of Smart Glass that changes with daylight using sensors that monitor the sunlight’s intensity on the façade. The glass becomes less transparent as the sun sets, reducing solar heat gain and glare.
Skender completed construction of North Shore Place, the second new construction project Skender has completed for Senior Lifestyle on this property; the first a 175,000-square foot, five-story, 157-unit assisted living facility located adjacent to current construction. The new two-story, 37,500-square-foot assisted living facility offers 40 memory care units. Special infrastructure allowed for the installation of a video memory screen adjacent on every tenant’s entryway door that cycles through digitized photographs of family and friends to assist tenants with room identification. The building is designed around a central courtyard with a water feature and putt-putt course. Skender also converted the former memory care wing into 32 assisted living units.
Skender, serving as base building and interior construction manager, completed construction of Chicago’s first Hyatt House extended-stay hotel in June 2019. The new 14-story, 167,000-square-foot hotel is located in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood at 105 N. May Street. Hyatt House includes amenities ranging from an indoor pool and multiple green roof features to upgraded common areas such as the bar and lounge with city views. The hotel building offers a third-floor lobby and first-floor future retail space. The pool, workout center and lounge are situated on the 14th floor, with 200 guest rooms on floors 4-13. Watch the video >>
95,000-square-foot, 3-building new construction affordable housing unit in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Main building contains 55 units, additional buildings contain 12 units and 3 units. Main building lot sits in very close proximity to elevated train track and involves heavy utility logistics planning. Project will receive funding from Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), will include community participation and will involve 26% MBE and 6% WBE participation. Skender’s goal is 37% overall combined participation.
A new 26,000-SF health center at 4700 S. California Avenue in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood. The two-story facility is a fully accessible building, providing critical services that were previously lacking in this southwest area of Chicago. Enveloped by a dynamic façade comprised of color-shifting metal panels, the facility includes clinical office space, 30 exam rooms, space for additional diagnostic and treatment services, a retail pharmacy, as well as 69 parking spaces. Watch the video >>
165,000-square-foot four-story affordable senior living development includes 140 assisted living and independent residential units. This project also features below-grade parking, a large commercial kitchen, and a media center.
New 118-unit skilled nursing facility on full senior living campus.
75,550-square-foot new construction of a 60-unit affordable and independent senior living facility made up of two- and three-bedroom apartments. (June 2014 – March 2015)
A new 45,000-square-foot affordable housing development located near downtown Des Plaines, Illinois. The four-story, 33-unit independent living facility is owned by Over the Rainbow Association (OTR), an Illinois non-profit association dedicated to providing affordable, barrier-free housing solutions for people with physical disabilities. All 33 units in the Enterprise Green Community building are energy efficient, handicap accessible, and barrier-free.
175,000-square-foot construction of new five-story, 157-unit assisted living facility. Includes 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments for those requiring memory support services. Cast-in-place structure with masonry exterior.
New supportive, affordable senior living facility includes 94 residential units and multiple common areas. Lean Project Delivery methods accelerated the schedule and allowed for completion in nine months. This project is the first NGBS Gold-Rated Energy Efficient Senior Living Development in the state of Illinois.
40-unit affordable housing development. All units are ADA accessible and this development was designed specifically for those who use wheelchairs or need other assistance with mobility.
New 100,000-square-foot luxury automotive dealership. The pre-cast and structural steel building included 58 service bay areas and required site work on eight acres of land.
380,000-square-foot new, ground-up construction of automotive service center for luxury auto dealers. Site is an 8.5-acre urban fill plot in Chicago’s Goose Island neighborhood.
100,000-square-foot new construction of four-floor, zero lot line luxury auto dealership on urban fill area in urban Chicago.
New mixed-use, four-story building with 18 residential units, retail, and underground parking. This LEED Silver-certified project was constructed on a zero-lot-line urban site heavily traveled by pedestrians.
94,000-square-foot, three-story, 101-unit assisted living facility with attached one-story memory care facility. Features studio, one-and two-bedroom units, including 21 accessible and three hearing-impaired units and the remainder adaptable. Features include a bistro, two salons, a theater/chapel, library and Snoezelen, multi-sensory room.
5-floor, 63-unit new construction of affordable senior housing facility in Chicago’s North Park Village neighborhood. The five-story, 63-unit independent living facility is located within an existing senior housing campus and designed to match the existing surrounding aesthetic. The project includes a precast concrete structure design, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC system, double elevator shaft, ground floor multipurpose room, library, computer room and fitness center.
15,000-square-foot three-story building in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago for a large-scale advertising firm. Included a zero-clearance lot with a feature roof deck, full basement, and oversized limestone façade.
75,000-square-foot affordable independent senior living facility includes 70 residential units. The project also features deep-well geothermal heating with twenty-two 400-foot vertical wells, heat exchanging system, and complete hydronic system appurtenances. The site features a three-acre detention pond, 50-car client parking area, and native planting landscaping development. (November 2011 – October 2012)
A Safe Haven Veteran Village is a 55,000-square-foot affordable housing development in Melrose Park, IL. The project includes 12 buildings which make up 35 total units plus a management office and tot lot playground for veterans and their families. All of the buildings are wood construction with cement board, brick and a cedar veneer.
43,000-square-foot, 29-unit market-rate housing development on Loyola University’s Chicago campus. The project was completed on a nine-month schedule.
Two-building, 13-unit affordable housing development. The 11,200-square-foot apartments feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, including three ADA-compliant units and three adaptable units. Project included IHDA funding. (August 2015 – September 2016)
58,000-square-foot independent, affordable senior living facility that includes 70 residential units. This energy-efficient project includes 20 solar panels on the roof for domestic hot water heating. LEED Silver certified.
New 85,000-square-foot two-story flagship higher education facility. Includes enhanced building envelope, green roof component, 22 classroom spaces, and adjacent staff offices. (December 2010 – January 2013)
300,000-square-foot large residential development that includes 48 town homes; two simplex and four duplex units; one three-flat and one six-flat; model sales office; and the renovation of 40 units for the Mercy Hospital intern residential building.