Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Photo by Nick Merrick, Hedrich Blessing
Established: 1987

Staff: 8

Location: Chicago

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Long-Term Care, Medical Office Buildings, Rehabilitation Medicine

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Interior Design, Master Planning, Programming, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note:

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital [Wheaton, IL] October 2006

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital [Chicago, IL] June 1996

Hartgrove Hospital [Chicago, IL] June 2007

Mt. Sinai Hospital—Angioplasty Suite [Chicago, IL] June 2000

Thorek Hospital and Medical Center—Medical Office Building [Chicago, IL] October 2004

Contact Information:

Brian Hirami

205 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 720

Chicago, IL 60606

Ph. (312) 899-0002 Fax: (312) 899-0965



Stephen Rankin Associates is a full-service architectural design firm located in downtown Chicago. Our goal is to make quality architecture while providing professional service to clients who are dedicated to the achievement of maximum value and quality. We offer proven experience in healthcare. Our firm is made up of highly skilled professionals who work with leading technologies to provide solutions that satisfy our clients' design needs.

Here at SRA, we provide distinctive architectural design and planning for the built environment. What makes us distinct:

We listen because it is vital to understanding what our clients do and how we can help facilitate their activities more efficiently. We look at everything with careful, relevant, responsible consideration. Then, we evaluate by defining what is essential, important, and preferable.

We are assertive in bringing value & quality to each project. We bring an innovative, comprehensive problem-solving approach to each project.

We are responsive and get our clients what they need whenever it's needed. We place a high value on being accessible to our clients.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, Ill. Photo by Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing
We are satisfied when our clients are satisfied. It brings us true satisfaction to design space solutions that best accommodate our clients' activities and work environments
Photo 3: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (Patient Room), Wheaton, Ill. Photo by Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing

What do you think is a pressing issue/controversy today with healthcare design?

We believe one of the biggest challenges facing architects in healthcare is to design our total environment for the ease of accessiblity for our entire population. As people live longer we need to provide safe, desirable spaces which allow for people with disabilities, whether permanent or temporary, to live their lives to the fullest.