SAS Architects & Planners, Northbrook, to Design Addition to Meadowbrook Manor, LaGrange

Cindy Martin
Updated 8/20/2013 11:20 AM
  • Rendering of expanded nursing facility at Meadowbrook Manor, LaGrange, scheduled for completion in late 2015.

    Rendering of expanded nursing facility at Meadowbrook Manor, LaGrange, scheduled for completion in late 2015. Rendering provided by SAS Architects & Planners.

SAS Architects & Planners ( has been retained to design a new, expanded nursing facility at Meadowbrook Manor ( , LaGrange, Ill. The facility, which offers long- and short-term transitional care, is located at 339 Ninth Ave., in what was the original LaGrange site of the Illinois Masonic Children's Home, built in 1911.

SAS is designing a 197-bed, three-story addition to replace and expand Meadowbrook Manor's nursing facility. Because of the building's historical nature, portions of the existing structure were retained, and the new addition will emulate and complement the original colonial architecture, explained SAS President Steven E. Sussholz, AIA.

"One challenge was to design and phase the project so that the facility can remain open throughout the construction process, without endangering the safety of residents and staff," he added.

The project is scheduled for a year-end 2015 completion, according to John Maze, director of construction for Butterfield Healthcare Group, which owns and operates Meadowbrook Manor.

"When completed, the new facility will offer spacious state-of-the-art private and semi-private suites, allowing guests a more tranquil and serene environment in which to recover," said Maze. "Designed with personal comfort in mind, we've taken into account the unique needs of each individual and combined a progressive healthcare model with the amenities and hospitality people expect from a fine hotel."

SAS has worked previously with Butterfield Healthcare Group, designing assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout the Chicago area over the last 15 years.

Meadowbrook Manor LaGrange is of one of three Chicago-area Meadowbrook Manor

facilities -- others are in Bolingbrook and Naperville -- owned and operated by Butterfield Healthcare Group. All offer nursing and rehabilitation services designed to meet and exceed residents' physical, emotional, and social needs. Offerings include long-term care, short-term care, hospice/palliative care, respite, and memory care. For more information, visit

SAS Architects & Planners provides a wide range of professional services ranging from project development through implementation and post-occupancy support for the education, healthcare, senior living and commercial sectors. Founded in 1954, it remains committed to translating client goals into building environments that are thoughtfully and functionally designed, environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced. Past and present clients include: Allstate Insurance Co., Aviv REIT, Butterfield Healthcare Group, CJE Senior Life, LaSalle Group, NuCare Service Corp., Presbyterian Homes, Providence Life Services, Senior Lifestyle Corp., and YAM Management. For more information, visit