Photography of the Chicago Illinois Veterans Home

photography Chicago Illinois Veterans home

Photography Chicago Illinois Veterans home

Chicago Illinois Veterans Home photos

Chicago Illinois Veterans Home photos

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Drone Chicago medical facilities veterans hospital

IHC Construction Illinois Veterans Home Project

IHC Construction Illinois Veterans Home Project

This next post features exterior and interior photography of the Illinois Veterans’ Home Chicago. An Illinois state-funded construction project, recently designated as a COVID-19 facility and accelerated to fast-pace construction to alleviate the state of Illinois’ healthcare corona virus needs.

MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography is a Chicago photographer who completed photography of the Chicago Illinois Veterans Home property building.  The design-build and construction contractor project manager contacted M+M about photographing portfolio images to highlight the property’s commercial / residential interior rooms and photos of the exterior architectural design of the Illinois Veterans Home medical building and nursing home facility.  

As Chicago Architectural Photographers providing exterior, interior and drone aerial photography, this two-day photography shoot at the Illinois Chicago Veterans Assisted Living Facility Home building focused on capturing after construction completion photos.  Our photography clients are architects, interior designers, contractors, landscaping, engineers, and many more collaborating construction participant teams looking to capturing images for a construction or real estate marketing portfolio from hospital medical healthcare architecture photos to senior living communities, retirement, multi-family properties, high-rises, mid-rise buildings construction, and buildings architecture.  Contact our Chicago architectural photography company if you are looking to hire a photographer with experience photographing properties for a variety of clients who participate in a new construction building projects. 

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Illinois state funded property development photographer

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VA Hospital Medical Facility Architecture


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Chicago residential commercial development photographer


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Veterans hospital interior design


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interior senior living construction photographer Chicago


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interior IHC Construction Illinois Veterans home Photos


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interior photos nursing home medical facility


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COVID hospital medical clinic interior design


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Chicago interior photography nursing home medical facility


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interior photographer senior nursing home assisted living


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Interior commercial medical construction photographer Chicago


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Dietary stainless steel commercial medical kitchen


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Chicago exterior photographer senior living home property


Chicago Illinois veterans home photography

Chicago Illinois veterans home photography

As COVID-19 positive case numbers rise throughout the United States and in Illinois, many national and state-owned resources are tapped for response by Doctor Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Brix, US President Trump, and Illinois Governor Pritzker. In March 2020, the Chicago Veterans Home new construction development was fast-tracked for completion as an available COVID facility.  The plans for finalizing construction on the medical campus was accelerated into a 2-week plan, to provide the 200-bed veterans facility available to the State of Illinois as soon as possible.

In late March, Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointed Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center Halls and the Chicago Veterans Home as facilities to be converted to a hospital to handle patients due to the new Corona COVID-19 cases in Illinois.  At the time of the acceleration of construction, the Illinois Governor’s office’s “thinking was that in two weeks, the state is going to need any and all space they can find” according to ENR Midwest article.

Illinois state-owned and lead-operated by the Illinois Capital Development Board, the $71-million Chicago Veterans Home building project has had delays since construction began in 2012 because of a faulty foundation design by the original structural engineer and because of shutdowns over disagreements between former Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. During the past 10 years, according to an article published by the Columbia Chronicle, “the construction project has seen a number of complications, including a budget impasse under former Gov. Bruce Rauner, a design flaw due to earthquake resistance zoning requirements and funding problems.” The Capital Development Board organization oversees construction of new state facilities, such as prisons, college buildings and mental hospitals. It also is responsible for renovation and rehabilitation projects at currently 8,771 state-owned buildings.

From the ENR.com article, the project’s contractor IHC Construction accelerated the schedule for the Chicago Illinois Veterans Home Property by coordinating additional trades on-site to meet the early delivery of the property. “IHC put on a second shift and is now working to get the 200-bed home done as quickly as possible. The firm brought in a cleaning crew that spends about three hours cleaning and disinfecting the space [using] … CDC-approved protocols between shifts and at the end of the day. Other measures include spreading out the work by sending in only two trades workers per space used in the H-shaped, five-story building.”

State Illinois Veterans Nursing Home Chicago

State Illinois Veterans’ Nursing Home Chicago


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Illinois veterans home Chicago


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medical facility architectural photography Chicago


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Chicago Illinois Veterans Home


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Chicago architectural photographer veterans medical facility building


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Night Illinois Veterans Home Chicago property images


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Chicago green rooftop greenhouse landscaping terrace building photography


The Illinois Veterans Home Chicago location is located 13 miles from downtown Chicago located on a portion of the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center site.  The urban property’s site location is on Chicago’s northwest side. Chicago’s Illinois Veterans’ Home is the very first Veteran’s facility building within the City of Chicago. The home is a non-age-restricted, licensed skilled care programming and features a strategic adjacency to the Illinois Read Mental Health Center.

The Chicago Illinois Veterans Home is the first newly constructed veterans’ home in Illinois in over 20 years. The Illinois Veterans’ Home is the first veteran’s facility in the state to incorporate the federal Community Living Center (CLC) guidelines with an architectural and interior design created to resemble “home” as much as possible meanwhile providing skilled nursing and medical care services. The facility will provide skilled care for Illinois veterans, including accommodations for Alzheimers care. “This project embodies a paradigm shift in how the State of Illinois approaches veteran care,” says HED Principal and Studio Leader Susan King,  “Using the CLC guidelines, which was mandated by the Federal Veterans Administration for all newly constructed projects in 2011, we’ve created a facility that incorporates small house design at a large scale.” The design of the building is in conformance with the Community Living Concepts (CLC). Greenhouse concepts for senior living and requirements of IDPH was recommended for firms submitting for this project.  

Chicago interior photographer, with a shot list including photography inside the property, photographing images of the nursing hospital and residential veterans living facility.  Photography of the interior construction included the upper floor’s residential areas design with a combined kitchen dining area, library, nurses’ station, corridors, spa tub bathing suite, and a variety of resident rooms sizes. On the first-floor, photography of the hospital commercial dining staff’s dietary stainless steel kitchen, refrigerator cooler, delivery, and food service diet preparation areas.  According to King at HED “The dining program utilizes a hybrid approach with central and residential format kitchens in each household to serve the population appropriately. Medical features and spaces such as nursing stations were approached through a hospitality lens, with finishes that recall a household environment.”

Construction of the 200-bed Veterans home facility is a project managed by the Capital Development Board of Illinois.  M+M are Chicago architectural photographers who quote photos of a variety of design and construction company’s portfolio projects. Over the years we’ve been commissioned for photography projects by many of the professional architects, engineers, project managers, interior designers, construction experts, and construction trades project participants many which the Capital Development Board manage for design and construction of Illinois state-funded facilities. The Capital Development Board, CDB manages projects that touch the lives of almost every state of Illinois citizen with work, construction and development on various state property projects colleges and universities, public safety centers, museums and historic sites, state parks, healthcare centers, and health & office buildings. Custom quoting each exterior and interior photography project producing a set of finalized portfolio images for sales, documentation and marketing / new business promotional purposes of construction buildings and facilities.  

We are a photographer who discusses a building’s exterior to ensure our shots of photography of the Chicago Illinois Veterans Home property included the views the client had envisioned.  Architectural and interesting aspects of the symmetrical designed H shaped, mid-rise property included aerial drone images, ground day and night photography, balcony shots utilizing the residential kitchen living room common area’s private wing terraces, and photos of the resident’s northern gardens to include the second-floor green landscaped garden terrace rooftop and additional garden landscaping sitting area below on the veterans home’s first-floor.  The Chicago Skyline is viewable in the distance from the East facing resident rooms and captured within the aerial drone photography.

Construction Project Collaborators:
Construction Manager (CM): Capital Development Board CDB retains the services of the Commissioning Agent as required for green building certification. The CM will also serve as coordinator of the green building certification process.  The facility requires a minimum of LEED Silver Certification or a Green Globes two-globe rating. 
General Contractor:  IHC Construction Companies LLC, 1500 Executive Drive, Elgin & 2700 Delk Road SE Suite 210, Marietta, Georgia
Turner Construction, 55 East Monroe Street Suite 1430, Chicago
Landscaper:  Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc. 997 Harvey Road, Oswego, IL
Architect: HED | Architecture, Engineering & Design Firm  1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 200, Chicago
Engineering Consultants: IMEG Corp. | KJWW Engineering Consultants, 1100 Warrenville Road, Suite 400W, Naperville, IL

Additional information and sources: 
McCormick Place to Become a COVID-19 Hospital; Chicago Veterans Home Fast-Tracked to Help, As case numbers rise in Illinois, state-owned resources are tapped for response. https://www.enr.com/articles/49058-mccormick-place-becomes-a-covid-19-hospital-chicago-veterans-home-fast-tracked-to-help?id=49058-mccormick-place-becomes-a-covid-19-hospital-chicago-veterans-home-fast-tracked-to-help&oly_enc_id=6223D4770601A0P
Bringing Our Heroes Home – The Illinois Veterans’ Home Project Tops Off https://www.hed.design/node/1918
Chicago’s first veterans home to be completed this year https://columbiachronicle.com/chicagos-first-veterans-home-to-be-completed-this-year
• Chicago Veterans’ Home at Chicago CDB Project Details https://wwwtest.illinois.gov/cdb/projects/Pages/Veterans-Home-at-Chicago.aspx

Illinois Veterans’ Home Chicago, 4250 N. Oak Park Avenue Chicago Illinois 60634. The facility is the first in Chicago and the fifth in Illinois, with other VA homes located in Manteno, Lasalle, Quincy and Anna.

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Contact photographers MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography to document your finished construction project. Providing aerial drone, interior and exterior photography services, we look forward to hearing from you to discuss your unique property and photo project.  From retail, commercial, mid-rise, residential, skyscraper offices, corporate headquarters office parks, to education, government, medical facility, corporate, healthcare and interior design photos, our commercial exterior and interior photography company looks to showcase your project’s fresh, impressive and new space. Our husband and wife photography company with 10+ years of working as a commercial photographer & experience allows us to capture a variety of exterior angles and elevations and your creative interior design vision of rooms through photographs and architectural video.


Navy Pier Wave Wall’s Urban Design & Structures Photography

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wave wall stairs Navy Pier


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wave stair wall Navy Pier

MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography photographs the Navy Pier Wave Wall and Urban Design & Structures Photography showcasing the urban design materials, systems infrastructure and architecture design of the recently redesigned, downtown Chicago popular tourist attraction.  Our photography focused on capturing the Navy Pier wave stair wall’s modern design which utilizes our client’s application of commercial and industrial paint coatings finishes. 

Navy Pier’s dynamic lakefront location has been a part of Chicago’s history since 1916.  As Chicago urban design and architectural photographers, we appreciate the benefit of often learning early about finishing of construction, photographing just built skyscrapers, buildings, new construction, and unique architect projects annually; such as quoting photos of Chicago’s newest Navy Pier “Wave Stair Wall” right after completion.  

Our client’s marketing contact inquired to us about her company’s infrastructure construction marketing portfolio photo needs and photography the company’s latest urban design architectural project at Chicago Navy Pier.  Looking for Chicago photographer to photograph several angles and appearances of the Urban Design & Structures featuring the company’s architectural and industrial coatings for the wood & steel architectural materials around the finished site.  The architect designed and client’s finishing coatings are visible within the wave stair wall, railings and benches around the staircase of the pier, providing a premier coating for high performance architectural and industrial applications using a Fluoronar finish.  Photography included a variety of angles and detailed pictures of the sites that utilized architectural steel and metal primer and topcoat final coatings.   A few wide shots included the skyline to the west, with Loews Hotel Tower, Trump, 474 North Lake Shore Drive, & Lake Point Tower skyscrapers visible in the background of the pier images.  

The Navy Pier pierscape renovation is a small part of the plan for Chicago’s historic Navy Pier redesign called The Centennial Vision. Navy Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.  The first of multiple phases of construction design at Navy Pier included architect and construction company’s development of new architectural structures – Wave Wall, Info Tower, Lake Pavilions, and Kiosks Kiosks with stainless steel canopies and a towering glass and chrome sculpture are among the recent enhancements made now spanning the newly redesigned pierscape in Chicago on the Navy Pier’s South Dock and the Polk Bros. Fountain. The pierscape urban architecture and landscape design project was led by New York based James Corner Field Operations team in the design of the contemporary “pierscape” that will renew the popular destination’s experience and connection to the water.  “Re-imagined as a green spine that extends from Lake Michigan back into the city, the Pier’s South Dock anchors a series of thematic rooms filled with engaging social spaces, contemporary architecture, stunning water features, atmospheric lighting, amusements, and seasonal plantings.  The new South Dock and adjoining Polk Brothers Park, as well as the upcoming East End Park, Crystal Garden and other public spaces, will make Navy Pier not only a world-class icon, but also a center of activity and culture that is reflective of an authentic, contemporary Chicago identity.”

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Navy Pier Chicago wave wall

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The Chicago’s Navy Pier is Illinois’ most popular tourist attraction. The pierscape’s redesign connects the vibrant social and recreational space redesigned to help connect the pier back to the city.  Field Operations  plans for the architecture of Pierscape to be organized into two categories and scales: large singular structures that merge buildings with landscape and smaller objects that punctuate the pier and frame new views towards Lake Michigan. As the architects on the team, nARCHITECTS collaborated on the overall plan and designed structures that enhance Chicagoans’ connection to the lake by framing, integrating or reflecting the natural environment.  

As the centerpiece of the South Dock Promenade, the Wave Wall is a louvered façade that morphs into a grand stair, inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome at Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti.  It connects the South Dock to an upper level amusement park in one continuous and dramatic social space with south facing views of Lake Michigan.  As the steps rise and transition into louvers, they reveal access to 30,000 square feet of retail spaces below.  The Wave Wall Staircase steps serve not only as a traditional staircase purpose leading upwards from the lakefront up to the Centennial Wheel Navy Pier Chicago, but also dual use as seating for the throughout the Summer, twice a week Navy Pier Firework’s show where many onlookers sit to watch fireworks lighting the sky over Lake Michigan.  

Chicago Navy Pier Wave Wall Stairs
Location: Chicago, IL
Construction of 3,000 ft-long pier redesign and The South Dock and Polk Plaza Navy Pier Project was completed in 2016.

1st Prize, International Competition, with James Corner Field Operations, Team Leader.
Awards: 1st Prize, International Competition; Architizer A+ Awards, Finalist, Mixed-Use Commercial. 

Architizer A+ Awards, 2017 Finalist, Architecture + Sustainability: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Fountain.
ASLA-NY Honor 2017 Award: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza.
Chicago Design Awards, 2017 Gold Winner, Architecture Mixed-Use: Navy Pier.
Offshore – Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier is a 2019 ALA Merit Winner.
2019 Merit Award for Navy Pier from PA-DE ASLA Chapter.
Navy Pier Phase 1 opened in May 2016 and is the first project to achieve Gold certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) v2 rating system.

Chicago Navy Pier Wave Wall Project Collaborators:  
Design Architect and Architect of Record for the Wave Wall, Kiosks, Pavilions, and Info Tower by nARCHITECTS.

Interior Architecture for Wave Wall by Gensler Architects.  
Project Lead, Prime and Lead Landscape Architect, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design by James Corner Field Operations.  
Local Architectural Consultant: Epstein Global.
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold.
MEP & Civil Engineering: Primera Engineering.
Soils and Irrigation: Jeffrey Bruce and Company.
Local Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Design Associates.
Water Feature Design: Fluidity Design Consultants
Green Wall and Botanical Specialist: Patrick Blanc.
Grass Specialist: John Greenlee & Associates.
Event Planning: Chris Wangro
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Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz Heger.
Architectural Commercial and Industrial Painting Coatings & Finishing: Tnemec
 
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International.  
Graphic Design, Signage and Wayfinding: Pentagram
Industrial Design: Billings Jackson Design.
Traffic Engineering: Kimley-Horn.
Sustainability Consulting: RE:Vision
Collaborators Phase 2: Architect of Record: Gensler.  Structural: Thornton Tomasetti. MEP Engineering: ESD Global, Code: d’Escoto, Inc.

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