advocate illinois masonic, wellington building

Part of a major medical campus reorganization, this facility consolidated behavioral health and pediatric development services.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Wellington Building, Exterior

The Objective

To better serve patients, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a 1.3 million-square-foot Chicago facility, reorganized its campus and created several new buildings. The Wellington Building, also known as the Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center, is a new four-story facility consisting of about 52,000 gross square feet of facilities. It replaced an older behavioral health outpatient building, serving children, adolescents, and adults who have many mental health diagnoses.

GBA provided mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design for the $26 million project, with electrical engineering by frequent collaborator Dickerson Engineering, Inc.

The Response

Small, light-filled clinician office spaces and a variety of waiting areas characterize the behavioral health component of the building. Group therapy rooms are set up with modern telehealth facilities.

The pediatric development group transitioned from private staff offices to an open office environment; a pediatric gym includes a rock-climbing wall and a gym supporting gross motor skills development.

The first and fourth floors of the new building were constructed as shell space for future fit-out. In addition, the building includes structural engineering and MEP utilities to support a possible future two-story vertical expansion.

LEED Silver was achieved.

Photos © Christopher Barrett Photography

Floors one and four were constructed as shell space for future fit-outs

MEP and structural engineering design created to support a possible future vertical expansion

Clinic, group therapy, office, and gym areas

LEED Silver

Counseling offices on a hallway, Advocate Illinois masonic Medical Center Wellington Building
Pediatric gym, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Wellington Building