Pickerill Estate House

Renovation | Study | Government | Public Works
Project Details

In 2019, Kluber Architects + Engineers conducted a study for the Kendall County Forest Preserve regarding the feasibility of turning the Pickerill Estate House, located within the Pickerill-Pigott Forest Preserve, into a multi-purpose, publicly accessible facility that could be use for educational purposes and as a rental facility.

This design of this conversion contemplates the following elements:

  • The creation of an airy outdoor space for use or rent
  • Renovating the first-floor to be ADA accessible
  • Installing a septic field
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Updating bathrooms and lighting
  • Future installation of solar panels on the overhang’s roof

After the feasibility study was complete, Kluber Architects + Engineers was retained by the Forest Preserve to assist in pursuing a grant to implement these changes.

  • Client

    Kendall County Forest Preserve District

  • Location

    Yorkville, Illinois

  • Year Completed


  • Services Provided
    • Architecture
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering

Kluber demonstrated a keen understanding of the unique character of our existing structure, the importance to serve as good stewards of the donation that was left to us, and how to economically and creatively design a new public space and “jewel” for the community.

Dave Guritz

Executive Director, Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Pickerill Estate House Interior
Pickerill Estate House Interior
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