Cook County Forest Preserve District

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Elevator Addition and General Remodeling
Cook County Forest Preserve District, Main Headquarters

River Forest, Illinois

Fox and Fox Architects designed a new 3,500 square foot elevator addition and also remodeled 7,000 square feet of the existing main headquarters and ancillary Pavilion Building at the Cook County Forest Preserve.

The elevator addition provides handicap access to five separate floors of the three story main headquarters of Forest Preserve. Past additions to the main headquarters separated the original building from additions by an elevation of 5′ 0″, requiring a front and back loading elevator with five separate stops and floors. The new glass curtain wall elevator addition was designed to complement the original building architecture and style.


Construction Budget:  $3,500,000.00

Project Completed:  September, 2016

James Havlat, Forest Preserve Chief Architect
(708) 771-1356