Near North Health Clinic

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

This project is a new health center located at 1520 N. Kostner Avenue, (North Avenue & Kostner) Humbolt Park neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois. This Program consist of a lobby, offices, support spaces, x-ray lab, exam rooms to support Internal Medicine, Maternal & Child Health, WIC/Nutrition Programs, and Dental, Ophthalmology, and Substance Abuse programs. Primary design issues: site visibility and creation of a healthy environment for wellness and healing.

The building design solution evolved around a two-story structure with an interior courtyard area. The building envelope is primarily masonry veneer with metal studs, structural steel framing with horizontal operable windows. The courtyard has a glass curtain wall maximizing fenestration into the program and public spaces. A conference room at entry with clad in blue metal panels.

The main east elevation, which faces Kostner Avenue, contains the building entrance highlighted by the introduction of an oversized canopy which acts as a dual function element in providing shelter and land marking. The exterior amenities include a green roof, outdoor seating areas, bicycle racks, roof trellis area, and landscaped areas. Building also features a geothermal ground source energy heat pump.

This is a LEED v3 2009 building project with a "Gold" target level goal.

Architect of record

Phillip Johnson
Johnson & Lee, Ltd.
1 East 8th Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Phone: 312.663.0225
Fax: 312.663.4491

General contractor

Mamon Powers
Powers & Sons Construction, Inc.
2636 W. 15th Avenue
Gary, IN 46404, United States
Phone: (219) 949-3100
Fax: (219) 949-5906

Consultant 1

Phred Galloway
Galloway, Ltd.
P. O. Box 16430
Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Phone: 312.786.9717
Fax: 773.536.0568

Consultant 2

Michelle McKay
McKay Landscape Architects
Chicago, IL 60640, United States
Phone: (773) 561-1227
Fax: (773) 561-1225

Consultant 3

Gene Mojekwu
Matrix Engineering Corporation
33 W. Jackson Blvd, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Phone: (312) 427-1200
Fax: (312) 427-4220

Consultant 4

Jeff Treiber, P.E. LEED A.P.
Henneman Engineering, Inc.
200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Phone: 312.583.1400
Fax: 312.583.1401


Mark Ballogg
Ballogg Photography
1459 West Cortez Street
Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Phone: (773) 772-1507
Fax: (773) 772-5324