BCBS Morgan Park Customer Service Center

Commercial Interior Renovation | Chicago, Illinois

zpd+a has been contracted by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois to design their new Service Center located in Chicago's South Side. The existing building (previously a Target) located at 119th and Marshfield Avenue in Morgan Park will receive a full interior renovation and minimal exterior renovations. The design for the facility will include offices and training spaces for BCBS workers but will also include various spaces for people of the community.

 

Senior Lifestyle Lake Wylie Assisted Living Community

Interior Renovation | Lake Wylie, North Carolina

A rapidly changing regional and resident demographic required an expansion into Memory Care services for an existing Assisted Living community, as well as a general update for the Assisted Living community spaces. In reviewing the operational practices of the community, we identified opportunities for new resident amenity spaces to enhance programs, events and the overall resident experience. The Memory Care wing provides a Continuing Care community within a safe, controlled environment, including robust amenity spaces to engage residents in a variety of activities throughout the day and seasons. 

 

This property posed the classic development puzzle to determine the balance between parking ratios, unit size and count to effectively assess the highest and best land use for the address. The design support complex zoning and landscaping requirements, and was designed to accommodate stormwater requirements without additional intervention.

The podium style building screens parking with residential units above. The muscular design takes its cues from the native landscape and environment, while the floor plans create new corridors to iconic landscape sightlines. 

Englewood Residences

Multifamily Residential | Englewood, Colorado

 

Cityscape Apartments are a thorough exercise in agility: flexibility for the developer, for residents, and for the community. The apartments are designed as a row house concept, where each grouping of units is independent and separated by a firewall, allowing for construction phasing to be scaled as desired by the developer. Furthermore, the floor plans themselves were developed to separate or combined units to create a mix of 1, 2 and 3 BR spaces, providing a range of options for potential residents. The varied mix of occupancy and adherence to universal design principles creates a dynamic community, addressing the needs of all generations. 

Cityscape Apartments

IMultifamily Residential | Dupage County, Illinois

 

Evanston Residence

Multifamily Residential | Evanston, Illinois

An unusual non-conforming infill lot provided an opportunity to create a dynamic mixed population residential development, just a half block from a bustling commercial corridor and transit hub. The zoning appeal included thorough community research to develop a multi-generational 12 unit community. The units are designed for mix of residents, providing 1, 2 and 3 BR units, including inclusionary housing units. The historical context of the neighborhood directs the scale of the building, while environmentally sensitive choices drive the final construction: the landscape and building incorporate native planting, bird and bee friendly selections, is compliant with the Evanston Green Building Ordinance, and designed to LEED silver standards.

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