100,000 sf

Proteus Group was commissioned to determine the best site development configuration for a 35 acre parcel at the corner of Illinois Route 73 and Forest Hills Road in Love’s Park, Illinois.  The village requested that the frontage on Perryville and Forest Hills would be smaller parcels of commercial/retail structures, with the center of the property to be developed as a multi-phase outpatient health campus.  Proteus Group developed a ring road system to connect to each of the main arterial roadways, outparcels, carefully defined zones of parking, service routes, and areas for future expansion.  The tiered landscape was developed with attention paid to restoring prairie grass buffers and integrating significant features to define avenues, and break down the scale of paved areas.

The first phase of the building program includes a 100,000 sf ambulatory care building on three floors.  The services provided include Immediate Care, Laboratory Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Women's Imaging Center and cafe on the ground floor; Primary Care for thirteen physicians on level two, and a combination of pediatric medicine clinic, sub-specialty time share clinic and home health care / hospice services on the third floor.

The building design carried forward the materials and architectural language of a familiar vernacular feel with previous OSF outpatient centers but moved beyond their prairie style.   The red brick and stone detailing referenced site specific rock formations of the landscape in the building massing, banding/striations, and integrated the local quarried stone coloration.  Strong vertical bands of glass offset the anchoring solidity of the tower design.

The singular continuous standing seam metal barrel roof, fully enclosing all mechanical penthouse/rooftop systems, and the tower’s waterfall inspired lantern meant to be seen for miles at night, were signature features and clear markers to make this project a landmark for the public.

Future phases will include another medical office building developed with more specialized but complimentary centers of excellence, such as cardiology services; an ambulatory surgery center; and expanded Women and Children services.