FitzGerald Associates Architects has been hired to provide full architectural services for the renovation of the historic Sutherland Hotel, located at the intersection of 47th Street and Drexel Boulevard in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. FitzGerald will also oversee placement of the building on the National Register of Historic Places and pursuit of Federal Historic Tax Credits.
Thanks to a new owner—with the help of FitzGerald—the building will be fully rehabilitated, creating 107 new apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom formats. Existing street level retail spaces along 47th Street will be renovated for new commercial tenants, and surface parking will continue to be available behind the building. The building’s marble-laden entrance lobbies will be brought back to their original luster, and new resident amenities including laundry room, exercise facilities and bicycle storage will be developed. Finally, all of the building’s existing systems will be modernized, and a green roof will be added to control stormwater and assist HVAC systems.