American Academy of Pediatrics
This 200,000 sf (19,000 sm) mixed-use building is located on a 20 acre site in the Hamilton Lakes Corporate Campus in Itasca, Illinois. Our design approach was to create a “pavilion in a garden.” Spaces and rooms throughout the building are designed to be highly flexible in order to accommodate programmatic change over time. Site planning embraces the natural environment of the existing lake, creating a series of interior and exterior gardens connected to the natural environment. Colored vertical glass fins create a naturalistic impression of movement across the facade. This continual visual transformation represents changing generations of doctors and young patients, the support of which is the foremost mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Design Principal: Christopher Groesbeck / Architect-of-Record: VOA/Stantec