Mixed-Use Residential over Commercial

Apartment and Retail Architects

Serving Chicago and Northern Illinois

Archamerica, Inc. specializes in all types of multi-family residential buildings and structures, including mixed-use residential construction over commercial developments. Extensive experience in working with builders and real estate developers has led to locally recognized excellence in building design, as well as the creation of superior marketable products.

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Jefferson Park Residences

Chicago, IL

Currently under construction, this new mixed-use building in Chicago is 4 stories, includes 39 luxury apartments, and 10,000 s.f. of retail. The facade features over-sized windows, aluminum composite panels, natural limestone, and 3 colors of brick.

Fulton Place

Chicago, IL

Fulton Place is a 7-story mixed-use building with 75 condominium units and 6,000 s.f. of retail.

Located in Chicago's fashionable Fulton River District, the building features spacious loft-style residences. Generous windows provide spectacular views of downtown Chicago.

The building facade sports a blend of brick, stone, and aluminum materials, giving it a fresh classic look.

The Shops & Lofts at Village Centre

Mount Prospect, IL

This project was designed to be reminiscent of the historic downtown of the community. Each vertical section of the building has its own unique character, with colors and detailing distinguishing it from the next.

There are 34 loft-style condominiums ranging in size from 825 to over 2,075 square feet. The top floor apartments include vaulted and cathedral ceilings.

The first floor includes over 23,000 square feet of retail. Resident parking is provide in the basement, and is accessed via a shared below-grade garage which is shared with the adjacent building.

The Clarovista

Chicago, IL

The Clarovista is a 11 story mixed-use building in Chicago, Illinois. The building includes 160 luxury apartments, a 2 story indoor parking garage, and 30,000 square feet of retail tenant space.

The Lofts at Gateway Centre

West Chicago, IL

This 2-story building includes 15 loft-style condominiums above 11,000 s.f. of 1st floor retail.

The traditional American-style exterior was designed to complement the nearby vintage railroad station.

The variety of gabled metal-clad roofs, as well as over sized windows, give way to dramatic 2nd floor living spaces with vaulted ceilings.

The Emerson

Mount Prospect, IL

The Emerson features 52 loft-style condominiums over 14,000 square feet of retail.

This building incorporates a vast variety of types and sizes of residences, ranging from 700 to 1600 square feet. The top floor features 2-story garden homes, with large walk-out terraces.

The building is served by a large underground parking garage which is shared with a neighboring building.

New Mixed-Use Building with a Restaurant

Lombard, IL

Park West is a 4-story mixed-use building with 9 luxury apartments on the top three floors. Our architects also designed the original 3,800 square foot restaurant and bar on the first floor.

Parkview Pointe

Lombard, IL

Parkview Pointe is a 4-story mixed-use building with 24 apartment units and 4,000 s.f. of 1st floor retail.

The project features affordable one and two-bedroom residences, with eat-in kitchens, deluxe master bedroom suites, and in-home laundry.

The classic exterior design reflects the vintage architecture which is prominent throughout the surrounding business district.

Pensacola Place

Chicago, IL

Pensacola Place is a 4-story mixed-use building with 25 condominiums and 7,000 s.f. of retail.

This infill site project takes advantage of its street corner exposure. Notice that the building transitions from 3 stories, where it abuts the neighboring building, up to 4 stories elsewhere. This creates an interesting building geometry, as well as several luxurious roof terraces.

The Commons at Vernon Hills Town Center

Vernon Hills, IL

The Commons is a 7-story, 80 unit, apartment building with 12,000 s.f. of retail.

Located within the Vernon Hills Town Center commercial development, The Heritage brings you security, luxury, convenience, and comfort.

The wide selection of floor plans offers many options to meet the buyers' personal and financial needs. Each of the 16 floor plans was designed to maximize open living space. Each unit is accompanied by an indoor heated parking space with a private storage closet.

Urban Mixed-Use Developments

We Specialize in Downtown Infill Projects

Archamerica's mixed-use residential experience includes a wide range of urban projects which combine residential and commercial uses in a variety of configurations. Our architects have designed developments ranging from small 2-story buildings, to11-story high-rise towers.

Designs that Enhance the Community

Buildings that Revitalize a Neighborhood

Most mixed-use developments are born from under-utilized sites within the heart of the community, which are often in disrepair, The goal is to repurpose those sites, and to bring value and vibrancy into the neighborhoods. Archamerica does not shy away from projects on difficult or unusual sites, Archamerica specializes in it! Our architects create mixed-use developments that are a success to the residents, the developers, and the communities..

Our firm also has extensive experience in these building types:
Townhomes & Mid-Rise Apartments
Senior Living Communities
Hotels & Hospitality

All of the projects displayed were designed by Matthew Haylock or Edward Kurzeja. Some may be from their personal portfolios.