Midwestern University, Multispecialty Medical Clinics
The 193,000 square foot Multispecialty Medical Clinic is a five-story, community-based clinic with several specialty areas under one roof. Phase 1 of this project built out Floors 1 through 3 for the Dental Institute, while leaving Levels 4 and 5 undeveloped, except for the building core elements and exterior enclosure. DWL also designed the adjacent six-level, 956-space garage, which provides convenient parking for visitors and staff.
The Dental Institute (Phase 1) is a teaching facility that provides Midwestern University dental students with a hands-on learning environment. The clinic has 216 total operatories: a mix of pods, an open-bay pediatric area, and surgical suites. The open floor plan was designed to maximize natural light and promote easy wayfinding. Specialty care, such as oral surgery, is provided on the first floor, and general dentistry on the second and third floors.
Family Practice Clinic & Speech-Language Institute
Phase 2 is a 26,300 square foot tenant improvement to 70% of Level 5. The Family Medicine program includes 12 exam rooms, four osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) rooms, a large treatment room, waiting area, children’s playroom, x-ray and nurse station. The Speech-Language Institute features 19 exam rooms, a voice-swallowing lab, augmentative communication lab, cognitive-linguistic lab, aphasia lab, electrophysiology lab, and an audiometric screening sound booth.
Phase 3 is a 30,620 square foot tenant improvement to Level 4. The shell for the new Eye Institute was designed in Phase 1 with basic program projections for this tenant improvement. At that time, the primary system connections were pre-planned and installed to minimize disruption to the operational clinics in the floors below and above during this phased build-out. The exam rooms are designed for different practice styles: long rooms for traditional exams; modular rooms for digital exams.