October 02, 2012
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Announces Architectural Team Selected to Design Campus Revitalization Project
Lake Forest, IL – Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital announced today the selection of HGA Architects and Engineers/Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects as the architectural team chosen to design the campus revitalization project. The internationally recognized, award-winning architectural team now begins the process of designing a new campus plan, the centerpiece of which is a new hospital and medical office facilities to meet the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities.
“We selected the architectural team of HGA and Pelli Clarke Pelli to design a state-of-the-art healthcare facility because of their respect for the history and tradition of our community,” said Thomas J. McAfee, president of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “The team will offer a combination of expertise in project management and healthcare knowledge, along with excellence in design to deliver world-class architecture to complement Lake Forest.”
The selection of the architectural team begins the design phase of the campus revitalization project. Last night, the Lake Forest City Council approved the master plan for the revitalization project, which will serve as a framework for the campus design and development. As the design for the new hospital, medical office facilities and landscape are developed over the coming year, the plans must be approved by the City of Lake Forest Plan Commission and City Council before construction begins.
“For more than 100 years, residents of Lake Forest and Lake County have come to this hospital for compassionate, high-quality care,” said Robert Parkinson, chairman of the board of directors for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “The campus revitalization will provide the facilities needed to continue that care for the next century.”
Founded in 1953, Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) is a full-service architecture, interior design, engineering and planning firm. HGA’s healthcare expertise includes facility master planning, programming, academic medical centers, ambulatory care centers, critical access hospitals, community hospitals and women and children’s care centers.
Founded in 1977, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed many of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. Its award-winning portfolio includes healthcare buildings, libraries, museums, research centers, mixed-use projects, academic buildings, residences and master plans. Pelli Clarke Pelli’s work includes the campus master plan and four buildings for the Cleveland Clinic as well as centerpiece buildings for the Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Qatar Foundation.