Alexander & Associates LTD

Piser Chapels - Arlington HeightsRand Road at Route 53 Arlington Heights, IL

  • Contact

    Mr. Alan M. Yaffe
    Piser Chapels
    5206 North Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60615

  • Description

    2 level, 16,830 SF funeral home with the potential for a future addition totaling 21,487 SF.  Masonry exterior walls with EIFS and a steel frame.

  • Construction Cost


  • Completion Date

    Spring 1999

Scope of Services

Located on the grounds of SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK, this project represents the first expansion of PISER CHAPELS into the northwest Chicago suburban market.  Services included architectural, structural engineering, HVAC, civil and electrical engineering.  Work included preliminary design, construction documents and construction administration phase services.  ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. worked with the Client to secure all required zoning variations including the annexation into Arlington Heights. The facility has two (2) levels:  the ground floor incorporating all public spaces and the lower level accommodating meeting rooms, preparation and casket display. The new facility exemplifies the latest current trend in funeral home design with its location in the cemetery itself.  The building compliments the residential character of the apartment complex across the street and maintains a timeless dignity.  The facility includes three (3) chapels with the potential for future expansion.  Natural light penetrates the interior of all of the chapels through the use of clerestory windows.  Tahara and mikva services are available in addition to normal remains preparation.