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Client
Northwestern Medicine
Architect/Designer
Cannon Design
City/Neighborhood
Old Irving Park
Size
322,000 sf

Filling a need for outpatient care needs on the city’s north side, the Northwestern Medicine Old Irving Park Advanced Outpatient Care Center houses 322,000 sf of medical space including an immediate care center, imaging department with CT, MRI and x-ray, oncology suite, infusion center and cardiology.

The AOCC is supported by two levels of below-grade and two partial levels of above-grade, cast-in-place garage space, and the programmed space is structural steel, providing more flexibility for future upgrades or layout changes. The facade is made up of a limestone feature wall to the north with glass and metal panel that wraps along the east and west faces. The south wall which overlooks adjacent alley is a combination of metal panel and terra cotta.  

The team has implemented several strategies to minimize community disruptions. While digging the earth retention system, cross bracing was added to the corners and along the southern alleyway to eliminate disruptions to the adjacent properties. Six different configurations of modular exam rooms were prefabricated off-site improving the quality control process through the use of mock-ups and reducing the number of material deliveries to the site. Beyond project approach, the project team also provides weekly updates to the community through the alderman’s office and has a hotline set up for the community to voice issues or concerns.