Atul Karkhanis Architects, Ltd quarterly newsletter
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Asian Human Services - Chicago, IL

AKA is currently working on an 8,000 square foot medical and dental clinic in northern Chicago, scheduled to open in August 2013.

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Fertility Centers of Illinois - Chicago, IL

Located in Downtown Chicago, FCI is an 8,000 square foot specialty medical clinic, recently completed by AKA.
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Westwood College - Chicago, IL

AKA has recently completed a 40,000 square foot higher education campus. The project took up an entire floor of a high rise in Downtown Chicago.

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Dunkin Donuts

Ranging from approximately 500 square feet to 2,800 square feet, AKA has completed numerous fast food restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area in the past year.  The restaurants have been free standing and in strip centers wither in-line or end cap spaces.

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Strike 10 - Roselle, IL

AKA has finished a 16,000 square foot bowling alley with a mezzanine area and a lounge/bar to support the bowling lanes.

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Fine Skin - New Lenox, IL

Designed to feel like a very high end spa, Fine Skin is a 7,000 square foot medical facility in the south suburbs of Chicago.


Regulatory Updates which Matter to You and Your Projects:

  • We are finding that most Building Departments have very limited staff for the plan reviews. Once the plans are submitted for the Permitting, they are outsourced to the Consultants for review. Because of this we see added time for issuance of Building Permits.
  • City of Chicago Health Department has re-started their Health Department reviews again. If you are doing a Food Service Facility we advise you to submit your Application and Plans to Health Department immediately. This is an independent process and is not part of the main Permitting process.
  •  For most Permit application (City of Chicago and Suburbs), Permit fees are now due upfront before the Plans are reviewed for Permitting.
  •  State of Illinois has now adopted IECC 2012- New Energy code. All projects in Illinois must comply with this requirement.
  •  New 2010 ADA Standards are now adopted as New Standards for all projects. City of Chicago still applies some sections of the old law which when it is stringent than 2010 version.
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