Alden Estates of Evanston

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Alden Design Group renovated a three-story, skilled nursing facility in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, to create a comfortable, residential environment. A combination of custom millwork, including new wood paneling and moldings, unique textiles, and Italian wall mosaics form a rich palette for revamped public spaces that encourage social interaction among residents.

The T-shaped floor plan was reconfigured to allow for a larger capacity of residents and to provide them with upgraded amenities and additional areas for socializing. The first-floor lobby includes a coffee bar, a baby grand piano, and varied seating options. Residents now attend more social gatherings, validating the design’s approach to draw them out of their individual rooms to these shared spaces.

State-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy centers were designed for maximum efficiency. For example, the therapy center utilizes part of the previous corridor to provide residents with an extended walking path. The third floor contains new single and double rooms that facilitate rehabilitative care. Emulating luxury hospitality interiors, each room has a private bath with shower and ample space where residents can receive guests.

2015 Healthcare Environment Awards
Long-Term Care Winner
Alden Estates of Evanston

Designer: Alden Design Group
Client: Alden Management Services
Where: Evanston, Illinois