Friday, December 6, 2013

State Granted Projects and Central Collision Improvement Update

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Lincolnway Special Recreation Facility Rendering


Frankfort Square Park District
Island Prairie Nature Center

Central Collision Improvement

Central Collision in Peotone, Illinois is currently undergoing improvements to their facade.

Before Improvements

During Improvements

Current Improvement Progress

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

17 Repeat Clients and Central Collision Improvements

17 out of our current 27 projects are repeat clients.  That says a lot.
Job (Number of Projects) (How Long)
  • Frankfort Square Park District (17) (since 1996)
  • Central Collision (9) (since 1994)
  • North American Spine Society (3) (since 2001)
  • Glen Oaks (14) (since 1997)
  • Wolf Building (2) (since 1998)
  • Mokena Park District (7) (since 2011)
  • Radiology Rooms/Blood Labs (6) (since 2009)
  • Bellam Melcore (2) (since 2011)
  • Sundberg (4) (since 2007)
  • Berkheimer Industries (6) (since 1998)
  • Kole Digital (2) (since 2003)
  • Mr. Benny's Restaurant (3) (since 1994)
  • Q & M Research (4) (since 1992)
  • First Bank of Manhattan (7) (since 1993)
  • Gallagher & Henry (12) (since 1993)
  • International Code of Council (3) (since 1996)
  • Alberto Culver (6) (since 1999)
  • Gnade Insurance (2) (since 2006)
  • Homestar Bank (7) (since 1996)
  • Pactiv Industries (8) (since 1992)
  • Andy Frain Services (4) (since 1996)
  • Frankfort Public Library (3) (since 1998)
  • Southwest Physical Therapy (5) (since 1994)
  • YMCA of Metro Chicago (2) (since 1998)

Our customers may have different reasons but we believe it's our "Attention to Details".

We would like to thank all of our repeat clients for their trust and confidence in our ability to provide quality products on a consistent basis.

Central Collision Improvements

Central Collision in Peotone, Illinois is currently undergoing improvements to their facade.

Olivieri Brothers designed and built in 1994.

Improvement project scheduled for completion by the end of November, 2013.

Central Collision current  improvement progress.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mokena Park District Program Center Ribbon Cutting and Pinewood Park North upgrades completed

Cut to the Space
The Mokena Park District's Program Center was officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.  The project features an aerobics & dance studio, arts & crafts classroom, and multi-purpose rooms for pre-school activities and classes.  The children enrolled in park district programs were invited to help cut the ribbon into their new space.

Ribbon cutting with pre-schoolers
Architecturally, the subtle earth tones of the brick, siding, and shingles blend the building with the surrounding nature.  Also, growing foundation plantings will allow for the base of the building to be defined with greenery and landscape. 
Front view of Program Center
Like any other profession, seeing a finished product helps architects evaluate what made the project a success to utilize into future endeavors.  The Program Center was a testament to meeting budget and scheduling requirements to open on time for the park district's fall programs.

Pinewood Park Upgrades Completed
As a part of an ongoing effort of upgrades, the Orland Township Parks Department has recently completed construction on its Pinewood Park North.  The improvements include a new playground, ADA accessible walking path, and various seating areas.  As the project archtiect, Olivieri Brothers worked with the park department to design a winding walking path through the park that would be sensitive to it's neighboring residents and also minimize impact on natural surroundings.

Pinewood Park North

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bettenhausen Construction Update and Space Planning for a Residence and Church

Rounding the Corner
The Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center is in the final days of completion.  The curved exterior metal roof and extended windows facing the community creates a welcoming statement.  A gently curved roof spans over 105 feet and is wrapped in standing seam metal panels.  The new structure takes material cues and colors from the existing building while integrating a new form.

The facade looking out over the existing water park is also curved in plan to allow for a panoramic view.  The curve follows the contoured form created by the waterpark.  The views will create an interesting and integrating backdrop for the workout and cardio activity areas.

The building interiors are currently being built and the building should be occupiable within weeks.

Street view of the new pool addition
Back view of the fitness addition

Space Planning
The Chiszar Residence is currently under review through the Village of Naperville.  The plans show an efficient use of space on a property zoned in a flood plain.  Working closely with the Village is necessary to anticipate any obstacles that may affect the planning process.  The residence features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a study, and an open living space.

Chiszar Residence Floor Plan

Saint Peters United Church of Christ in Frankfort is entering an early phase of remodeling.  The first steps are to update the building to accommodate accessibility code issues.  This puts the focus on re-arranging spaces for the restrooms and an elevator.  The project is in preliminary planning stages and ideas will be presented to the Church for a feasible direction.

             Saint Peters United Church of Christ Floor Plan

Friday, August 2, 2013

Glen Oaks Update and Recent Build-outs

Rhythm and Reviews
The Glen Oaks Center in Homer Glen is currently navigating through the village review process. Recent adjustments to the project feature landscape improvements and an elongated storefront with increased parking in front of the offices. Along all three proposed buildings there is a comfortable rhythm of gabled roofs, dormers, awnings, stone, and brick.

Glen Oaks Rendering #1

Glen Oaks Rendering #2

Owner, architect, and village officials are all working together to find the successful balance of aesthetic, cost, and site impact. This includes a handful of studies including renderings, parking lot layouts, exterior lighting, site planning, utility feasibility and more!

Multiple contractors like electricians, carpenters, excavators, plumbers, etc. can combine to create a good sound building - in the same way, this approach is used before construction starts, with the Owner, Architect and Village Officials to bring all of the planning information together. 

Moving In 
Businesses are gravitating toward interior build-outs and renovations because they can get the most "bang for your buck."  Small and medium sized businesses can really focus on the interior quality of a project when a shell is already defined.
The Studio 10 Salon Suites at New Lenox Retail Center features a linear metal ceiling, with chandelier lighting to draw in clients:  
The salon's main circulation has an organically curved wall to create hybrid waiting areas:

The Mannheim Auto Center revamped their dealer services with efficient circulation and service counter:

Customers now have improved access when looking to bid on cars or put one up for auction.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bettenhausen Recreation Center Under Construction

Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, Pool & Fitness Addition in Tinley Park, IL.  Construction is well underway for this 30,000 square foot recreation center addition.  As a main feature of the addition, the pool area will feature a soaring curved roof and generous natural light.

Street view of pool addition

Back view of fitness addition

Monday, April 29, 2013

LWSRA - Ground Breaking

Construction has officially begun!  The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association held the ground breaking ceremony at the project site in New Lenox, IL.  The new recreation center will be the first Special Recreation Center in Illinois built from the ground-up.  We'll keep you updated with progress on the construction, anticipated completion in spring of 2014.

View photos on our Facebook page here!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Breidert's Green Stage - Design Competition Entry

The Village of Frankfort recently invited several architects to submit design ideas for the renovation to the Breidert’s Green Stage in downtown Frankfort, IL.  Olivieri Brothers prepared the following designs and submitted a formal proposal to the Village.

Breidert’s Green is the heart of the downtown, and the stage is a focal point to many events.  The existing stage is showing its age, does not have proper roof coverage, and is in need of upgrades to accommodate performance equipment.

The site is long and fairly narrow.  This allows for spectators to sit anywhere on the green, bike path, or sidewalks, and still view the stage.  Olivieri Brothers responded to this by re-centering the stage, and providing minimal columns to decrease the amount of obstructions.  The existing fire pit has been relocated, adding to the existing memorials, and a paved area for accessible seating is also shown.

Being part of the downtown, the stage also needs to blend into the architecture and style of the surrounding buildings, adding a touch of Frankfort to the performance.  These sketches are our ideas on how to respond to the architectural context of the Green.

We are excited for the opportunity to present our designs to the Village.  We enjoy working on projects that enhance the communities they serve, and this project plays a key role in the heart of Frankfort.  Selections on the final design and architect are made by a selection committee through the Village of Frankfort.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mokena Residents Ready for Spring

The park improvements for Fox Ridge Park wrapped up before winter.  Residents were closely monitoring the progress all throughout construction. The park features a fenced baseball field, tennis courts, multi-use turf field, fully accessible playground, bags and bocce courts.  There are also games tables and shuffleboard courts for multi-generational activities.  There's something for everyone!

Located in the Foxborough and Boulder Ridge subdivisions of Mokena, the local residents can't wait to try out all the new amenities come spring!  We'll keep you informed of the official opening date from the Mokena Park District.