Esperanza Health Center Chicago

Esperanza Health Center Building, Chicago Healthcare Property, Illinois Mixed-Use Architecture Development Photos

Esperanza Health Center in Chicago, IL

Aug 26, 2022

Architects: JGMA

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esperanza Health Center Chicago

Photos: Maria Monteagudo, JGMA | Focal Point

Esperanza Health Center, Illinois

Esperanza Health Center is a community health system whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and improve health status through the provision of high-quality care and wellness services. Emphasizing prevention and education, services are provided by a bilingual and culturally diverse staff dedicated to overcoming the barriers faced by underserved communities. Esperanza—meaning hope in Spanish—is living up to its name.

Esperanza Health Center Chicago

Esperanza envisions a world where community residents will be served regardless of immigration status, race/ethnicity, income, or insurance coverage, and will be able to realize their full potential through optimum health. Therefore, this new facility materializes the client’s mission and vision.

Esperanza Health Center IL

Illinois healthcare property design by Architects JGMA

Understanding that health is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual balance, the new Esperanza Health Center focuses on creating spaces for healing and wholeness. It is the building that this community needs to heal, flourish, and feel supported.

Esperanza Health Center building, Chicago IL

Esperanza Health Center IL

JGMA designed a fully accessible building that is a contemporary community health center, providing critical services that are currently lacking in this southwest area of Chicago. By teaming up with local specialty care and community-based organizations, the new facility will house comprehensive healthcare services, and utilizes forward-thinking design to attract and unite the surrounding community.

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Esperanza Health Center Chicago IL

The brownfield site was transformed from an unyielding concrete slab into a new clinic with outdoor walking and community garden spaces, and a paved vehicular lot. Community interaction is first and foremost in the new building, and the ground floor has been designed to liberate the typical definitions of interior and exterior.

Esperanza Health Center Chicago

Esperanza Health Center Chicago IL

Blurring the lines between public plaza and lobby and site, the colorful plaza serves to both attract the community and orient visitors to and through their ultimate destinations. This flowing, open lobby plan, at the most predominant corner of the site, will become the central and vibrant hub of the facility.

Esperanza Health Center Chicago IL

Esperanza Health Center Chicago IL

Esperanza Health Center in Chicago, Illinois – Building Information

Design: JGMA – https://www.jgma.com/jgma-projects/esperanza-heather-center/
Location: 4700 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60632
Client: Esperanza Health Center
Architects/designers: JGMA
Project Design Principal: Juan Gabriel Moreno
Project Manager: Dan Spore

Collaborators:
Civil Engineering – TERRA Engineering
Landscape Architecture – Site Design Group
MEP – Syska Hennessy Group
Structural Engineering – Forefront Structural Engineers
General Contractor – Skender
Project sector: Healthcare
Project completion date: 2019
Project Square Footage: 26,000 sf

Esperanza Health Center IL

About JGMA
JGMA is a progressive architecture and design practice committed to active community involvement and the enrichment of peoples’ lives through the attentive and dynamic organization of space and materiality. The firm understands that quality design has a unique ability to influence civic life and transform communities.

JGMA proudly consider themselves innovators in the field of architecture, and the firm is dedicated to formulating consistently unique solutions to every design opportunity. Their work is conceptually driven, but exhibits the highest level of quality at every stage of design, construction, and occupancy.

JGMA is led by the firm’s president, Juan Gabriel Moreno, and is supported by a talented team of experienced architectural professionals. While cultivating the aforementioned ideals, and after struggling within other firms to realize them, Mr. Moreno was compelled to strike out on his own to pursue them. Founded in 2010, JGMA was built on a groundwork that champions comprehensive investment in ideas and ideals.

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Photography credits: Maria Monteagudo, JGMA | Focal Point

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States

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