Alexander & Associates LTD

Daniel F. & Ada L. Rice Foundation8600 Gross Point Road Skokie, IL

  • Description

    1-story, 7,000 SF philanthropic foundation offices constructed of wood frame.  EIFS exterior walls with asphalt shingle roof.

  • Completion Date

    Spring 1994

Scope of Services

Formerly the site of the Orchard Mental Health Center, the original building was demolished to its foundation walls.  The new building was built using the old foundation to house the RICE FOUNDATION, a widely recognized Chicago philanthropic organization.  Designed to be residential in character, the building is a harmonious neighbor to the surrounding single family homes.


Services included complete architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.  Initial work began with preliminary design, followed by construction documents, competitive bidding and construction administration.  ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. worked closely with ownership in the selection of all interior finishes and colors.  Foremost among these was the selection, design and detailing of the millwork.


The exterior materials were selected for low maintenance - the exterior walls are EIFS (Dryvit) with aluminum trim.  Asphalt shingles and Pella windows complete the exterior pallette.  Landscaping played a major role in the overall design character of the project.