UChicago Medicine at Ingalls – Flossmoor

Flossmoor, Illinois

Midwest Construction Magazine Award of Merit (Healthcare);
Healthcare Design Magazine Architectural Design Showcase


This healthcare campus combines modern amenities with natural elements, focusing on a large detention pond, to create a curative place for receiving medical treatment. Warm-toned brick, water features, a fireplace, tasteful interior and exterior landscaping, and an abundance of natural light endow the space with a sense of serenity. Eckenhoff Saunders extended the visual identity it created for the client’s other facilities by employing similar masonry and metal accents on the building’s exterior.

The curving glassy wall of the two-story atrium echoes the natural lines of the pond. A simple rectangular form, which provides flexibility for expansion, houses the clinical areas. These include facilities for 24-hour urgent care, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, a neurophysiology/sleep center, and private physicians’ offices.