Arlington Heights, Illinois
Client: Northwest Community Healthcare
Completion Date: May 2010
Program: An eight-story, 225,000-square-foot addition to the hospital, with an 11,000-square-foot lobby, an emergency department, intensive care, private patient rooms, and medical/surgical and perinatal units.
Design Concept and Solution: The architects sought to enhance both the safety and privacy of patients while standardizing rooms for ease of care. The triangular form of the tower—whose sharp tip stands in counterpoint to the hospital's International Style campus—shortens travel distances for staff. To boost efficiency and flexibility, each room is a standard size, with a consistent layout, and is equipped to serve intensive-care patients and regular medical patients, depending on need. All patient rooms in the addition are private; staff pausing to wash their hands at sinks outside the rooms can see patients through windows without disrupting them. Patient rooms feature full-height windows, as do the ends of corridors, and each floor has a disabled-accessible balcony. Wood ceilings and millwork contribute to natural feel of the interior.
Total construction cost:
Gross square footage: 225,000 sq.ft.
111 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Owner: Northwest Community Healthcare
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Engineer(s): Cannon Design
General contractor: Power Construction Company
James Steinkamp, 312.735.5333, email@example.com
Metal/glass curtainwall: Kawneer 2500 Aluminum Curtainwall System
EIFS: Sto Corp.
ACM: Metal Erectors, Inc. with Reynobond ACM panels
Skylights: CPI Daylighting, Inc.
Metal doors: Steelcraft
Wood doors: Eggers Industries
Sliding doors: Stanley Access Technologies
Upswinging doors, other: Overhead Coiling Doors: Raynor
Exit devices: Von Duprin
Security devices: Command Access Technologies, Alarm Lock
Cabinet hardware: Doug Mockett
Suspension grid: Armstrong ceilings
Demountable partitions: Herman Miller
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Parenti
Paints and stains: Sherwin Williams
Plastic laminate: Formica
Special surfacing: Corian
Floor and wall tile: Stone Source (patient and visitor) toilet rooms). Daltile (c-section rooms and back of house)
Resilient flooring: LG (most of the project), Altro and Johnsonite
Carpet: Interface and Tandus
Reception furniture: Krug