Rush University Medical Center Atrium Building

  • Client: Rush University Medical Center
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Size: 203,500 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Low Voltage Technology

WMA has supported Rush University Medical Center in almost every building on its campus; however, the greatest majority of our work has been in the modernization of the Atrium Building. One step at a time, this 1970-era building has been renovated to ensure the facility allows the same high quality patient care that is provided in the newest state-of-the-art East Tower.

WMA has provided designs for new MEP/FP and low voltage systems to support the following projects in the Atrium Hospital:

Nursing Renovation (level 7 and level 9, 39,000 square feet each)

Ante-Partum, Post-Partum, and Nursery Renovations (level 8, 39,000 square feet)

Surgical Floor Renovation, including Operating Rooms, Endoscopy,

Pharmacy, Prep and Recovery, and Family Amenities (level 5)

Air Handling Unit Replacement and Emergency Power and Chilled Water

Systems Replacement and Upgrade

Entrance Lobby and Main Street Renovation

Pedestrian Bridge Upgrades and Renovations between the Atrium hospital and East Tower hospital

Various other projects throughout the lower level hospital space.

WMA worked diligently with RUMC’s engineers to utilize as much existing infrastructure as reasonable to support all of the renovations and worked closely with other team members to ensure hospital operations were not impacted during the renovation process.