Skokie, Illinois

Strategic alterations transformed this former police station into a light-filled, open, and flexible environment for Shore staff and the communities they serve. Working efficiently around existing structural challenges, we redesigned areas programmed for law enforcement – including interrogation rooms, holding cells, dispatch, a shooting range, and evidence room – into approachable, activity-based learning and therapy spaces for individuals with disabilities. Accessible signage and wayfinding allow participants to easily navigate the building.



  • Client: Shore Community Services

  • 21,520 SF

  • 56 parking spaces 

  • 5 group rooms 

  • Sensory room 

  • Offices

  • Reception

  • Training kitchen 

  • Nurse and case manager offices 

  • Multi-purpose room 

  • Outdoor secured garden

  • Basement for future expansion



Architecture: a+c architects

Interior Design: a+c architects

MEP: DesignTeq Consulting Engineers

Structural: RJK Engineering Service

GC: Pinnacle Development, Inc

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography


We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.