Project category: New construction (completed August 2006)

Chief administrator: Pamela Meyer Davis, President & CEO, (630) 527-3000

Firm: Matthei & Colin Associates, (312) 939-4002

Design team: Pamela Meyer Davis, President & CEO; Marilyn Daley, Vice-President, Outpatient Services (Edward Hospital & Health Services); Ronald G. Kobold, AIA, Partner; Randall R. Bacidore, AIA, Partner, Design; Nicholas Sieger, Project Architect (Matthei & Colin Associates); Jeff Loyall, Vice-President (Turner Construction Company)

Photography: Lambros Photography, Inc.

Total building area (sq. ft.): 100,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $245

Total construction cost (excluding land): $24,547,363


Many residents of rapidly developing Plainfield, Illinois, travel from this southwestern Chicago community to Naperville for their health services. To better serve this community's medical needs, Edward Health Services of Naperville developed a 100,000-sq.-ft. outpatient facility on what was previously farmland. The 60-acre campus has been planned to not only accommodate the recently completed outpatient facility but also anticipates the projected growth of the community and its future medical needs. This was accomplished in the siting of multiple medical office buildings, an ambulatory surgery facility, parking structures, and an acute care hospital.

The Phase I outpatient center consists of three levels: two above grade and one below. The entry-level floor contains patient care and diagnostic space—housing registration, an immediate-care center, a specimen collection area, and diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT, and an adjacent women's imaging suite. A receiving dock completes the functions on this level. The lower level is a mix of building/clinical support, community, and educational spaces. Medical records, staff facilities, and engineering management offices support the patient care and diagnostic spaces of the first floor above. The second floor has been constructed for physician offices.