Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society
Makeover creates new home for nonprofit, puts focus on children and community
A retrofit transforms a bank into Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society’s (IWS) new headquarters. The 14,000-square-foot facility, with its wide corridors and playful design, more than doubles the size of IWS’s previous rented location and reinforces the nonprofit’s commitment to children.
The first floor houses the IWS Children’s Clinic, which provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services for those unable to afford private care. It also offers space for a future women’s health clinic. Second-floor spaces include offices and meeting areas including a large conference room, as well as a lounge and multipurpose room for staff and community events.
- Design showcases library (tucked away in previous facility)
- Five open and two private dental bays
- Multipurpose space with kitchenette hosts events and meetings
- Walls, furniture, and graphics reflect IWS colors and clientele
- Cleanable yet budget-friendly finishes
- Provision for separate in-house lab and sterilization room