Mile Square Health Center

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

The Mile Square Health Center, in association with the university, provides both urgent care and primary care medical services to underserved and at-risk communities. The 120,000 sq. ft. health center is designed to accommodate an Urgent Care Clinic, Pharmacy, Radiology, Labs, Women, Infants and Children sub-practice, Administrative Offices, Dentistry, and provider spaces. This building rests in the heart of the Illinois Medical District (IMD), and at the southern fringe of the University’s West (medical) Campus. This project serves as a fulcrum for master-planned campus expansion to the south, as a gateway to the medical campus, and maintains a high profile within the Roosevelt Road corridor and surrounding IMD sphere. Given these influences, much focus was given to the integration of the design into the campus, IMD and urban fabric. Given the undefined nature of the tenants for the upper three floors, it was necessary to develop a design that would yield maximum flexibility for a potentially wide array of tenants/uses. This flexibility extends to the design of the exterior cladding systems. The horizontal and modular nature of the pattern allows for locating windows where needed for views and natural light in response to building programs that may evolve over time.

Architect of Record

Moody Nolan


University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

General Contractor

The George Sollitt Construction Company


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  • Terra Engineering, Ltd.