Mixed Use Building, Skokie, IL

This new five story thirty unit condominium building has indoor parking and three retail spaces on the ground floor. Sarfatty Associates took this project from initial feasibility studies, through design, zoning, and construction. A significant challenge for this project was to maximize the floor-area ratio, the height of the building and the number of units […]

Augustino’s Rock n’ Roll Deli, West Chicago, IL

The goal of this adaptive re-use of a former Burger King restaurant building is to reiterate Augustino’s motto of “Feed Your Inner Rock Star!” This has been accomplished through the use of rock n’ roll memorabilia, and 1950’s design features both inside and outside the building. To further develop the goal of the restaurant’s image, […]

Illinois Tollway Kiosks

The complete renovation of seven travel oases into open plan multi-tenant retail and food service buildings required unique solutions. Each site has a freestanding Starbucks kiosk and an in-line travel mart selling souvenirs, clothing, books, pre-packaged snacks, candy, bottled beverages, newspapers and magazines. Since most of the sites are built on existing bridge decks over […]

Ethan Allen Furniture, Skokie, IL

When Ethan Allen Furniture decided to change their image as a “traditional style furniture” retailer in 1993, they decided to re-concept their brick façade Georgian architectural style exteriors into something more classic. We designed and detailed a “new look” exterior using a stucco like finish system. As a result of careful detailing and monitoring of […]

Condominium Conversion, Howard & Clark, Chicago, IL

The developers purchased this 63,000 SF office building with the vision of transforming it into a mixed use building with retail on the ground floor and five levels of affordable condominium units above. Our services included designing living unit plans on an irregular floor plate having numerous columns and obstructions, structural details to add exterior […]

Corporate Offices, Seasons Hospice Palliative Care, Des Plaines, IL

Sarfatty Associates was selected to convert this two story multi-tenant office into a single tenant corporate headquarters. The challenge was to facilitate circulation between departments located on different floors. The two story naturally lit central atrium with decorative stairway provides an elegant link between floors and provides a sense of community between departments. The use […]

Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago, IL

Binny’s purchased the adjacent Ivanhoe Theater building to expand the existing store. This complex project included combining the two buildings into one by removing the adjacent bearing walls and adjusting the floor slab of the former theater to match the existing retail store. The main entrance was refocused from the narrow street frontage to the […]

Residence, Fontana, WI

Sarfatty Associates provided both architectural and interior design services for this addition to a 35 year old vacation home near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. All exterior windows and doors were replaced in addition to having building systems updated in order to create a home nearly as energy efficient as new construction. This hexagon shaped residence has […]

Residence, Chicago, IL

This new 4,500 SF residence for a real estate developer actually has an existing 2,100 SF house shell incorporated into the design so that legally it is considered a renovation project. This allowed a simplified permitting process, administrative relief for floor area ratios and setbacks allowed only for renovation projects which are not allowed for […]

Food and Retail Concessions, Midway International Airport

To give travelers a real taste of Chicago, the food court and adjacent retail area was designed to emulate a neighborhood street featuring local Chicago businesses. Working with independent restaurants and retailers Sarfatty Associates designed unique venues including Gold Coast Dogs, Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant, Pegasus on the Fly, Illinois Bar & Grill, Reilly’s Daughter (Irish […]

River Bend Grill, Little Rock National Airport

HMS Host’s joint venture with local Platinum Business Management is part of a multi-million redevelopment of food service venues at the airport. Located outside the pre-security area, the dining area permits diners to watch aircraft as they take off and land. Natural stone materials found locally combine with design elements that reflect the theme of […]