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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Meaningful Transformations in Tight Spaces

Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM
Regional Leader for Greater Milwaukee and Design Leader for South Chicagoland, Advocate Aurora Health
Geoffrey Roehll ASLA
Senior Principal, Hitchcock Design Group

Renovations on existing hospital campuses can be complicated, especially when the site is land locked and in an urban setting. However, when planned and designed well they can be transformative. Advocate Health Care undertook such a project at their Christ Medical Center campus. Located in Oak Lawn, Illinois, just 16 miles outside the city of Chicago, the hospital was built in 1960 and became a part of the Advocate Health Care system. To better serve patients, Advocate Health Care sought to add a new patient care tower to the campus. In addition to addressing the need for additional beds to care for patients, the new addition required the redesign of the hospital entry and pedestrian connections throughout the site. This session will detail the steps and actions that Advocate Health Care undertook to create meaningful transformations on their campus while working within the tight site.



1. Participants will find out how to design and plan for renovations within an existing campus footprint.
2. Participants will gain an understanding of how to incorporate safety and security measures into the natural environment on the campus.
3. Participants will learn the best practices for designing pedestrian friendly connections on an established campus.
4. Participants understand the implications of renovating on an established campus within an urban area.


SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH