Ronald McDonald House
Client Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Location
5440 S. Drexel Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
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A non-profit temporary home for the families of children battling illness in nearby hospitals, the home was designed to provide a peaceful setting to enable families from all social-economic backgrounds to comfortably interact with each other, helping them to better cope with their respective situations. A key component of the design was to maintain the residential character of the neighborhood by reducing the scale of the building and integrating features commonly found in the surrounding architecture; such as a large porch, bay windows, gable roof forms, dormers and traditional details. The building offers comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms, manager’s apartments, offices, and ample common areas, including age-appropriate playrooms, and a non-denominational chapel for quiet reflection. Other special amenities include a computer room and wireless Internet, and guest parking.
Statistics

22 Units

3 Stories

20 Parking Spaces

29,700 GSF

Awards

Silver Award, Brick in Architecture Awards, from The Brick Industry Association

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