The Oaks at Algonquin opened in Algonquin, IL, with 90 independent living units, 52 assisted living units, and 24 memory care units. This 179,720-square-foot community features a clean, modern design with special attention to every detail to truly make it feel like home for its residents.

Location: Algonquin, Ill.
Completion date: January 2022
Owner: Spectrum Retirement Communities LLC
Total building area: 179,720 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $29 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $162.70
Architecture firm: Vessel Architecture & Design
Interior design: Spectrum Retirement Communities LLC
General contractor: McShane Construction
Engineering: J & M Engineering, McShane Construction Design/Build
Builder: McShane Construction

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Spectrum Retirement Communities asked Vessel to revitalize their model for their senior living communities. The overall purpose and drive of this project were centered around resident experience. The amenities have been designed almost like destinations in and of themselves, but the spaces flow and harmonize with one another.

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The community features welcoming modern aesthetics and communal spaces both interior and exterior. These include two themed restaurants, a health center, a salon, outdoor areas, and a plethora of activity spaces. Special thought was put into the memory care portion of the facility, to truly allow residents to age gracefully.

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The Oaks at Algonquin is a community designed and created so seniors and their families can flourish.

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At Vessel, we create places where people flourish. We understand the connection between people and places. Places start with vision, are brought to life by people, and find their highest purpose when people thrive in them. When we focus on helping people flourish, teams, projects, and buildings flourish. We design places that enhance well-being so that people can work and live effectively. We serve our clients with comprehensive architectural services, from concept to completion, on a wide variety of project types.  Our greatest strength is our rigorous creative process that leads clients to successful building projects.

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