Photo: Rendering Courtesy of ZGF Architects
UI Health – Outpatient Surgery Center & Specialty Clinics
The new Outpatient Surgery Center and Specialty Clinics (OSCSC) will provide a new comprehensive care facility to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago medical campus. The new OSCSC will be connected to the UIC main hospital via a pedestrian bridge over Taylor Street and will be designed to house a new outpatient surgery and endoscopy wing and a variety of multi-specialty procedure floors. In order to meet a growing demand, the new 195,000 square foot facility will allow for the expansion of complex inpatient surgery services at the main hospital facility and will accommodate new specialty clinics including urology, pharmacy, and imaging units.
David Mason + Associates’ Civil Engineering services include site improvements, stormwater storage, and site utility connections. Driveways, loading docks, off-street parking, perimeter landscaping, and pedestrian plazas and walkways will be featured on the developed project site.
DMA Structural Engineering services include the full design for the six-story building with basement and mechanical penthouse, as well as the two-story pedestrian bridge spanning over West Taylor Street. The building’s structural steel superstructure features moment frames to provide stiffness in controlling building drift, while allowing program flexibility for current and future needs. Deep foundations composed of belled caissons to hardpan are required to support the building.