"The OCP is a campus building continuing the architectural tradition of Feinberg, Galter and Prentice . . . "Could they set the bar any lower?
This is the new Rush Presbyterian Hospital, designed by Perkins+Will, and the adjacent Midwest Orthopaedics building . . .
click images for larger viewThis is the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca's new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital . . .
this design? Why, on the Erie and Fairbanks elevations shown above, the precast concrete piers or fins are rendered as being continuous, while on Ontario street . . .
As someone who was recently there for an outpatient procedure, I can attest that Northwestern's medical credentials are top drawer. It's now embarked on a campaign to establish itself as a world-class institution, on the level of the Cleveland and Mayo Clinics. So why does it insist on presenting itself through buildings whose profiles are relentlessly indifferent, so generic and forgettable?
distinctive work of architecture on its campus, Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Hospital?