BCA worked with Crossbridge Church in Ottawa Illinois to adapt their existing building to better fit their needs without adding additional square footage. We re-programmed, re-purposed and renovated their existing spaces to support the growing congregation and many functions and events carried out in their building. The project included all new restrooms, informal gathering spaces, fun and inviting spaces for their education program and finish updates. Vissering Construction Company served as the contractor for the project.
Location: 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich, IL
Basalay Cary & Alstadt Architects was approached by an owner who wanted to build a hotel and convention center in Sandwich Illinois under the Best Western brand name. BC&A worked closely with the owner to realize a facility that included large welcoming lobby, 100 hotel rooms, a bar/grill restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, catering kitchen and convention center. The convention center is 31,000 square feet and can hold up to 1,200 people. It can be configured as one large space, or broken into several smaller spaces to accommodate smaller groups.
The building is situated on the edge of a wooded area along the Little Rock Creek. The majority of the site was originally an open field, but the trees which had to be removed to make way for the building were reclaimed by the owner and the lumber was used in the hotel restaurant.
Location: 2660 E. US Rt. 6, Marseilles, IL
When Potash Corporation wanted to create a multi-use facility to provide for local office, safe haven and sales training at its Marseilles plant, they called on BC&A Architects to design the 7400 sf state of the art facility. The final design includes private offices, a board room, and a large flexible conference room. When BC&A suggested LEED certification, they agreed that pursuit of LEED certification fit with the corporate commitment to sustainability.
“As we work to maximize the environmental benefits of our products, we also strive to reduce our environmental footprint,” says William J. Doyle, President and CEO of Potash Corp.
The New Administrative Building at Marseilles is the first project in LaSalle County to be registered with USGBC (US Green Building Council) for certification. The final design incorporates sophisticated day lighting, high efficiency air to air heat pumps, and heat recovery systems.
Overall, the building will exceeds the new state energy code by more than 50%. Additionally, the building uses materials with high recycled content and no added formaldehyde. Construction waste was carefully monitored to achieve 90% reduction of all waste disposed in a landfill.