1000 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL
Awards / Recognition
Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – Nominated – 2017
ENR Midwest Health Care Project of the Year – Award of Merit – 2017
Lake County Stormwater Management Commision – Development of the Year – 2017
LEED BD+C Healthcare v3 Silver
Lake Forest Historic Preservation Award – Infill/New Construction – 2018
Bleck Engineering has been the Civil Engineer for the 160 acre Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus for over 25 years. In 2011, Bleck began the Master Planning process for a new 483,500 square feet state of the art hospital on campus. The key goal of the design was to integrate medical care with health and wellness into the campus itself. This was accomplished by creating walking and biking trails and creating common areas for the community to have. The new facility features 114 private inpatient beds, 8 operating rooms, 4 procedure rooms, 72 outpatient care spaces, a 16-bed emergency department, a linear accelerator, and 120,000 square feet of medical office space. Careful coordination and planning with Construction Manager was needed for the staging, logistics and temporary work required to keep the site accessible to patients, visitors, and staff as the project was being built next to an existing hospital, medical office buildings, power plant, laundry building and helipad. These existing facilities had to be accessible 24/7. The site design featured a roundabout intersection and a below grade loading dock to the lower level basement that is 18 feet below grade with a stormwater lift station. The focal point of the campus is a new 400 foot long and 12.5 foot tall waterfall that separates two stormwater detention ponds. The waterfall is run by a pump that runs at 30,000 gallons per minute. Bleck utilized BIM during the design phase to perform clash detection of site piping and for coordination with other consultants.