The nine-story Outpatient Pavilion at Advocate Christ Medical Center establishes a new image for the establishment and sets the stage for further campus redevelopment. The new tower accommodate the ongoing nation-wide shift from inpatient to ambulatory care models, housing pediatric, cancer, cardiac, bone and joint, and neuroscience institutes. The tower offers outpatient services in an environment that improves collaboration, minimizes redundancies and inefficiencies, and reduces associated costs.
During the design process, Advocate concurrently developed and finalized new construction standards. As differences between the current design and new standards were identified, the team discussed the pros and cons of each, including cost implications. The process helped identify potential additional savings, resulting in a project built on-time and on-budget.
The Outpatient Pavilion is the most recent large-scale project HDR has designed for Advocate Health Care, continuing a relationship spanning more than 15 years.