Client

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Owner

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Architect

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Project Cost

$1,000,000,000

Market Sector

Healthcare

Expertise

Site Civil

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the largest pediatric provider in Illinois, sought to nearly double its space by creating a new facility on the existing Children’s Memorial Hospital site. V3 provided schematic, design development, construction document and LEED analysis services for this 1.7-acre site. The unique geometry of the hospital encompassed approximately 90% of the site. However, 30% of this coverage was cantilevered, allowing for the construction of an arching access drive through the site. Unique challenges included coordinating the location and elevation of the stormwater detention system, emergency generator fuel tanks and utilities to serve the hospital. The project was awarded the LEED Silver certification and included water quality improvements through the use of a Stormceptor water quality unit.