Cole Center Administrative Office

Renovation | Government | Park District
Entrance of Cole Center
Project Details

The Cole Center Administrative Office is a 72,000-square-foot facility that houses park, maintenance and administrative departments of the Fox Valley Park District. The project was an exercise in sustainable design for Kluber Architects + Engineers, an effort that received the Conservation Foundation’s Award for Sustainable Development.

Kluber Architects + Engineers developed the Cole Center from an existing industrial complex that was previously occupied by an automotive repair parts and industrial equipment provider. The rehabilitation embraced sustainability through adaptive building reuse and energy-efficient modifications. The facility’s design incorporated native materials like wood and stone to blend with its wooded location along the Fox River. The end result is a corporate center that personifies the Fox Valley Park District’s image within the community!

  • Client

    Fox Valley Park District

  • Location

    Aurora, Illinois

  • Year Completed


  • Size of Project

    72,000 Square Feet

  • Services Provided
    • Architecture
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Interior Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
  • Awards
    • Conservation Foundation Award for Sustainable Development
Close up of Entryway
reception desk and area
fire place
framed images hanging along the hallway
working space with cubicles
conference room with table and chairs
break room area
horse from old carousel
Cole Center name engraved on rock as the building signage
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