Advocate Outpatient Center Lakeview

Advocate Outpatient Center Lakeview

Advocate Outpatient Center Lakeview

A Community Anchor for Health and Wellness

On the north side of Chicago, where North Clark Street, North Halsted Street and West Barry Avenue meet, an expiring Sports Authority with dim parking lot lighting and bleak landscaping dominated a busy intersection. The property is centrally located within Chicago’s Lakeview/Wrigleyville retail corridor, and is densely populated, with approximately 100,000 residents living within a one-mile radius.

Now, that building has been transformed into the Advocate Outpatient Center – Lakeview by an Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) team comprised of Advocate Medical Group (Advocate), HDR, The Boldt Company, IMEG and other partners as the latest outpatient center built within the framework coined, “Care360.” The concept is bringing patient-centered healthcare to communities throughout the Chicagoland area.

Reimagining Healthcare for a North Chicago Neighborhood

The design team converted that section of the neighborhood into a bright, health-conscious community beacon complete with fresh landscaping, attractive fencing, and benches for passers-by. An adjacent parking garage not only prevents patients and visitors from having to park far away and walk to the outpatient center, but also ensures that increased patient traffic doesn’t crowd streets for neighborhood residents, while increasing economic traffic to the area.

The design team worked closely with contractors and fabricators to elevate ordinary materials using simple techniques: subtle brick projections amplified by the sun; precast concrete masonry units of varying aggregate colors and sizes, derived within the limitations of standard fabrication methods; and perforated corrugated metal panels laid out using maximum panel sizes to minimize cost in both material and installation. These elements fit into the existing Lakeview neighborhood’s personality while the expanded services to improve access to quality healthcare lie beneath.

The center serves the growing healthcare needs of Lakeview and neighboring communities, with room to expand as demand for primary care continues to increase. Expert cardiologists have a large presence in the outpatient center, complemented by on-site lab and imaging services. Its innovative, patient-centered design includes a hotel-like lobby and many consumer conveniences to enhance the patient experience.

Advocate Outpatient Center Lakeview
Advocate Medical Group

Chicago, IL
United States

49,000 sf (4,552 m²)


Distinguished Building Award (2020)
American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter