Cook County and the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems hired Clayco as the developer and design-builder to program, design and construct the new 9-story, 282,000-square-foot Central Campus Health Center. The Center was built to replace the aging Fantus Clinic and now connects new and expanded ambulatory services to the adjacent John H. Stroger In-Patient Hospital at multiple levels to provide patient and staff access. Located three-miles west of Chicago’s Central Business District, the Center is built at the corner of Damen Avenue and Polk Street in the Stroger Campus inside the heart of the Illinois Medical District. The Center provides state-of-the-art Medical Oncology, Infusion, Dental, General Medicine, Oral Health, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and other specialty out-patient services.
To bring this project to life, Clayco, in partnership with Project Manager CBRE, assembled a world-class team Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Executive Architect), Gensler (Design Architect), Brook Architecture, Inc. (Office & Administration Design Architect), Christner Inc. (Clinical Programmer), Walsh Consulting (Medical Equipment Planner), dbHMS (MEOR), Uzun & Case (SEOR), Terra Engineering (Civil Engineer), Site Design (Landscape Architecture), Ardmore Associates (QA/QC) and Trinal, Inc. (Diversity Consultant). The new Center was constructed with a structural steel braced frame erected upon a belled caisson foundation. It features stand-alone MEP systems with air cooled rooftop units and hot water VAV reheat The exterior is enclosed by a combination of curtain wall and unitized GFRC panels.