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 a community room to increase their adolescent and senior clientele.

We punched openings into the existing masonry bearing wall at each exam room corridor to extend the treatment area. 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 at the existing entry reception desk. Eckenhoff Saunders developed an efficient and economical design solution to meet the client’s needs.