Erie Family Health Centers

Evanston, Illinois


Erie Family Health is a nonprofit community health center providing income-based care for families of Evanston and Skokie. To address the current healthcare demands, Eckenhoff Saunders was selected to design the 10,000 sf expansion space for their existing facility. The new space includes additional exam rooms, a dental operatory, support spaces and community room to increase their adolescent and senior clientele.

To extend the treatment area, we punched openings into the existing masonry bearing wall at each exam room corridor. The wall’s strong axis with the new decorative curved ceiling feature on either side of the wall bridges the old care team area with the new care team area. It also ties in a familiar design feature found at the existing entry reception desk. Eckenhoff Saunders developed an efficient and economical design solution to meet the client’s needs.