Oakwood Shores Senior Apartments

Chicago, Illinois

The Community Builders, Inc


  • This 76-unit residential apartment building is permitted under the City's Green Permit program and includes a high efficiency envelope with upgraded insulation and window, a solar reflective roof, solar thermal panel for domestic hot water, low flow plumbing fixtures and energy efficient lighting and appliances throughout.
  • For resident activities, the building includes a 6th floor glass enclosed winter garden featuring a fireplace and panoramic views of the city.
  • Building features include a multi-purpose room with social kitchen.
  • The site development includes sustainable design features such as a rain garden and permeable paving at the parking lot, both contributing to the on-site storm water detention system, along with landscape features that also include native plant materials and low-mow turf.
  • Building features include a resident lounge, activity room, fitness center, laundry rooms on each floor and a wellness center for health screenings.

people involved in this project:

Mark R. Jones

AIA, LEED Green Associate, CSI, CCS
Architecture + Design