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St. Giles Parish commissioned JNKA to design a full renovation of its existing Gleeson Building in order to create an Early Childhood Formation Center on the first floor, a multi-purpose Parish Hall on the second floor, and a welcoming covered entry addition that would visually...

The First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights recently completed phase one of their master plan: a renovation and re-orientation of the church’s existing sanctuary. Removing a balcony allowed JNKA to turn a previously-obscured stained glass wall into a highlight and use it as a...

This historic church in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago was severely damaged by an arson fire in late January of 2010. JNKA quickly prepared a master plan to rebuild the church that included a complete structural replacement of the heavy timber framing and the two-story...

JNKA performed a facility assessment and developed a long-range Master Plan for the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church that includes a new Main Entrance/Gathering Space addition; a renovated and expanded chancel platform in the Sanctuary, featuring a new choir space and ascending A/V projection screen; handicap...

UMCL, located in the heart of downtown Libertyville, selected JNKA to create a new entry into their existing facility that would be readily identifiable and easily accessible to the community that it has served for over 100 years and renovate the Sanctuary to accommodate both...

Al-Azhar Islamic Foundation is planning an expansion of their facility that will include demolition of an existing one-story ranch building currently used for worship.  The new design is centered on an interior courtyard and includes an Education Wing with 7 classrooms, 2 seminar rooms, a library...

JNKA recently completed a feasibility study for Mary, Seat of Wisdom School in Park Ridge, looking at ways to provide a secure entrance into the existing school. The preferred scheme creates a vestibule addition that facilitates screening of visitors during school hours. A pass-through window...

JNKA recently completed a Master Plan for St. Christina Parish in Chicago. Updates to the campus include a new 9,000 sf addition to the school which will serve as the main entrance as well as house school offices, meeting rooms and 4 new classrooms. Project...

JNKA designed this conversion of existing office space into a vibrant and welcoming gathering area that provides this active church community with a dynamic and inviting space for connecting the congregation and visitors. The design employs white curvilinear ceiling planes positioned over a coordinated meandering...

Proposed design of coffee shop by JNKA & Associates, Ltd. for St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois. The coffee shop is to be located within the 1965 chapel addition of the original 1953 church. The design renovates underutilized interior spaces to create an 1,100...