Advocate Adult Down Syndrome Center
After the initial Adult Down Syndrome facility in Park Ridge fell into disrepair, consultants at Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) were commissioned to assist in the design and construction of a new Adult Down Syndrome Center (ADSC) one block south of the original site. The new 6,500 SF single-story, medical office/residential-style building, located on the southwest side of the Lutheran General Hospital campus, is now used to enhance the well-being of adolescents ages 12 and older, as well as adults with Down syndrome using a team approach to provide comprehensive, holistic, community-based healthcare services. It includes more exam rooms, a community center area, and a number of special features to better accommodate the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
As part of the civil scope of work, EEA included a dedicated/independent dry-bottom detention basin along the west side of the lot to accommodate stormwater runoff. Additionally, a convenient, handicap accessible entrance from the existing north parking lot was developed with four additional new accessible parking spaces.