In 2017, Northern Illinois Hospice purchased a vacant building that was originally segmented into four office spaces. Each space had its own distinct mix of dated materials and deferred maintenance. Our aim was to renovate the building to deliver one cohesive facility.
Northern Illinois Hospice
Wahl Clipper Corporate Headquarters
Wahl Clipper Corporation is a world leader in professional and home grooming devices. Founded in Sterling, Illinois over one hundred years ago, the company wanted to develop a new corporate headquarters building that could better respond to an increasing global demand for its products.
The historic Keefer Hotel was a social center for Hillsdale and many public and private functions were held there after its construction in 1864. Several well-known guests graced the halls of the hotel including Annie Oakley, John Ringling, and “Buffalo Bill” Cody. To date, the building serves as one of the most historically intact buildings Studio GWA has had the pleasure to work on.