Families and young patients who enter the Hospital find world-class healthcare in a compassionate, wholly child-centric environment. To fulfill the client’s vision of continuously advancing pediatric care, the design relates to the needs and imagination of children, as well as to the requirements of pediatric medicine’s rapidly advancing technologies.
The design fosters confidence in the promise of modern medicine while being open and welcoming. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities coexist with inviting spaces to play and learn, as well as home-like patient rooms that accommodate overnight family stays. Other family-friendly spaces include a kitchen, resource center, and outdoor playground.
In collaboration with HLM Design and Proteus Group
- 242,000 GSF
- 6 floors
- 155 beds
- Family accommodations
Dynamic Design Signals World-class Care
Contemporary architecture reinterprets the Collegiate Gothic vernacular of the Chicago campus. The design combines glass curtainwall with pre-cast concrete columns and panels to create a complex and dynamic form of overlapping masses – soaring steel “buttresses” that complement neighboring structures. These bold forms are counterbalanced by fine details referencing the client’s legacy of education and research. Two main stair towers anchor the structure like bookends on the north and south ends.