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WRAPPING UP 2019


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As this year comes to an end, at AKA, we are getting ready to assist you in your new ventures for next year. Time to think about revamping your existing facilities and/or new expansion opportunities for 2020! We have had an exciting year and look forward to working with you in the next. —Atul Karkhanis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
 

DENTAL/HEALTH CLINIC

NORTH CHICAGO SUBURB, IL

A recently opened Medical and Dental Clinic located in a north suburb. As the project was located in a strip center mall, it was necessary for AKA to work closely with the Landlord’s Management Company while still meeting the Client’s needs. An example of this successful coordination can be seen in the installation of a new generator on the building's roof due to space limitation on the ground; AKA worked closely with the client, Landlord, and Generator Rep to provide this creative solution. Click here to view more photos on our website!
 

THE MAGIC OF CURVES


In sifting through various winter design trends one that caught our eye was the use of curves. In the context of winter, curved and round furniture can work to add a sense comfort and coziness to a room. But the magic of curves doesn't just stop there. They work to add flow, energy, and softness to a space. And it can get even more exciting than that. Imagine how eye catching curved walls can become when paired with playful lighting! Whether subtle or dramatic, consider including curves in your next project!
 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

AURORA, IL

This quick service restaurant is an excellent example of AKA’s motto “Concept to CompletionTM”.  AKA was involved in the site acquisition, subdivision and zoning changes of the property, special use for the drive-through, design, permitting and construction administration. The project is in the final stages of construction and is projected for to open this winter!


 

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

NORTH CHICAGO SUBURB, IL

AKA worked to modernize this existing ranch house with a basement. Modernization was achieved through a second floor and porch addition. The second floor addition was specially designed in a way that minimized changes to the existing first floor layout while providing a large master ensuite on the second floor. By maintaining much of the first floor layout, AKA was able to build off of the existing structural support system and streamline the addition process.
 

DECEMBER 2019


Accessibility related provisions of the new Chicago Building Codes will be required for all new permit applications regardless of whether the new code or existing code is being applied. The new accessibility provisions are made to align with the 2018 ADA Standards and 2018 Illinois Accessibility Code.

Reminder: The new Chicago Building Codes will be mandatory August 2020. Until then, the architect can choose whether to use the new code or existing code to submit their projects under.
 
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