Makeover redevelops medical office building to expand Northwestern Medicine’s Naperville presence
A 45,000-square-foot renovation revives 75% of the spaces within an underused, 25-year-old, three-story medical office building. The two-phase project allows Northwestern Medicine to bring new practices and physicians to Naperville. The work includes eight clinics: physical therapy, orthopedics, MRI (first floor); dermatology and multispecialty (second floor); and primary care, OB-GYN, and an innovative care clinic (third floor). Additional third-floor spaces include a staff lounge and a conference room. The project also rebrands common areas (e.g., corridors, lobby, entry) to meet Northwestern Medicine standards.
The renovation adds an MRI space to the existing immediate care equipment on the first floor. A lighter circle on the floor shows the 5 gauss line where the magnetic field is strongest. The makeover also places orthopedics and physical therapy on the first floor for ease of mobility and access from the main entry. The split ceiling of the expanded physical therapy gym avoids the costly step of raising an existing fire pipe.
Enhanced millwork increases the appearance and storage capabilities of the OB-GYN and dermatology procedure rooms. Millwork is designed to house the large dirty linen hamper with clean linen storage above and a built-in drawer to house the biohazard bin. Photos courtesy Skender.