Advocate Lutheran General Hospital/Children’s Hospital Patient Care Tower Earns Dual Recognition
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Patient Care Tower/Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital Patient Care Tower recently received national recognition in two prestigious design award competitions—earning a National Award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) and a Green Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design/European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Society of American Registered Architects fosters the Golden Rule of “Architect helping Architect,” providing a professional society for all who carry an architectural license, regardless of their role in the industry.
As the only independent museum of architecture and design in the United States, The Chicago Athenaeum demonstrates leadership and innovation in bringing the subject of design and its impact on the quality of life before a national and international audience. In collaboration with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, The Green Good program emphasizes the importance of sustainable design—raising awareness internationally about which firms are doing the best work in advancing sustainable design for our world environments.
The first LEED Gold hospital in Illinois, and one of only a handful worldwide, the goal for this teaching hospital was to create a new patient care tower that refreshed their image and established a marketplace position, while upholding their commitment to environmental design—a design that went beyond aesthetic considerations to better support excellence in patient- and family-focused care. Image improvements focus on a progressive, thoughtful, functional, sustainable and attractive design. The project appropriately aligns medical functions such as Pediatrics, NICU, MICU, CICU, Interventional, Med/Surg, Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Neurology and Stroke Unit, Mother/Baby Unit and patient aggregation, between the new patient care tower and existing inpatient tower.