FitzGerald Associates Architects provided architectural services on the conversion of the former Bollero Hotel in Palatine into The Grand at Twin Lakes, a senior-oriented housing development containing 118 lifestyle residences.
The 126,000 square foot, 196-room hotel was completely renovated into 33 studio units, 85 one-bedroom units, a restaurant dining facility, and numerous areas dedicated to recreational and social interaction. Developed by F&F Partners, LLC, the facility is F&F’s second senior living community.
In addition to the adaptation and renovation of the existing building, a new single-story structure replaced an existing addition that had fallen into disrepair, and contains 6,500 square feet of retail space.
As part of the adaptation and renovation, the building’s exterior walls were completely removed and replaced with a state-of-the-art prefabricated modular wall system. Such a system reduces cost and construction time, and ensures a higher degree of construction quality when compared with on-site traditional construction.