Resurrection Medical Center Southeast Parking Structure

 
 

Part of a 9-year modernization of Resurrection Medical Center facilities, this parking garage expansion for their north Chicago campus features a sweeping curve with integral planters, punctuated by a vertical glass stairwell marking the transition between the curved and straight parts of the building, to create a unique design honored with a number of awards.

Chicago, Illinois


Owner/Client:

Resurrection Health Care Corp.


Architect:

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl

Project/Design Architect:

George Chapman

Project Team:

Stephen M. Long

Samnang Khouen

et al.


Engineer:

Walker Parking Consultants/ Engineers, Inc.


Contractor:

Power Construction Co., LLC

Precaster:

Concrete Technology, Inc.


Landscape Architect:

Wehler Peterson & Associates Ltd.

Project Team:

Katrina Laflin

et al.

courtesy Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc.

courtesy PCI

Composed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete columns and post-tensioned concrete slabs, its planters are suspended more than 7’ from their supports.  The cantilevered stair landings appear to float behind the curtain wall of the stairwell.  The foundation consists of 65’ deep caissons and grade beams.  Precast concrete clads the north side, east side, and perimeter columns.

courtesy Laflin Design Group, Ltd.

courtesy Laflin Design Group, Ltd.

courtesy Laflin Design Group, Ltd.

Sited near a 5-story patient wing, the design preserves their views with a landscaped berm at the ground floor and terraced-back irrigated planters on upper levels, that conceal the apparent mass of the building and reduce vehicle headlight glare at night.  Integrated award-winning landscaping helps to beautify the Resurrection Medical Center campus.

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