Invited civic organizations presented their visions for the Adaptive reuse of the Old Cook County Hospital. The Metropolitan Planning Council’s team: UrbanWorks, Brininstool Lynch, DLA Piper, Jones Lang LaSalle, Gorman & Co., MacRostie, Kretchmer, Primera Engineers, Sterling Bay, and the Chicago Public Art Group envisioned a new EPICENTER to serve as a hub, locus, nerve center for the City of Chicago.
UrbanWorks’ concept – EPICENTER: WORK, LIVE, HEAL led by Principal Patricia Saldaña Natke, Associate Principal Maria Pellot and Designer Jose Esquinca, celebrated and captured the spirit of the original building as an urban office campus with conference space, student housing, assisted living, a child care center, and healing gardens. Presentations were held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
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