The Renaissance Collaborative Sr. Village

Distinguished Building Award Submission

TRC Senior Village is an independent senior residential building sponsored by HUD. The Developer, The Renaissance Collaborative, is a not-for-profit organization which is planning a campus of various senior life style buildings. Located on the southern edge of the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.

The solution was to create a L shaped structure which holds the corner and creates open space on the north portion of the site adjacent to the second phase of the campus development. Parking is designed between the existing structure and the new building to the east. The program dictates ground level functions which include social service activities for the community and residents, building and administrative offices. The typical floor has one bed room apartments fully ADA accessible, laundry room and apartment storage. The fifth and seventh floors have sky lounges designed for tenant isolation. The roof is accessible for tenants and contains an out-door patio with a wood trellis and green roof vegetation. Tenants and Owner use roof area as a venue for various community activities.

The masonry envelope reflects the existing context of the surrounding neighborhood. TRC Senior Village colorful bays give a modern interpretation.

Johnson & Lee architects Planners
Patricia Abrams
  • Galloway, Ltd.
  • Perry & Associates LLC
  • Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.
General contractor
Powers & Sons Construction
Chicago, Illinois