Advocate Health Care, Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL | 2009

Sherman Hospital is positioned to evolve as one of the nation’s leading community hospitals and a model for sustainable design and healthy living. The first phase of the 75-year growth plan comprises a 650,000 s.f. clinical building and 100,000 s.f. medical office building. Each component of the hospital is flexible, designed to expand incrementally over time. The 154-acre prairie site accommodates a 15-acre manmade geothermal lake, making Sherman one of the largest geothermal healthcare facilities in the world. Reductions in heating and cooling loads will save over 30 percent in energy costs annually, with a projected payback period of under six years. The campus is a metaphor for health, offering opportunities including a paved lakeside path for patients, visitors, and staff to remain active and connected with nature. The project is being completed in association with Loebl Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago and KJWW of Rock Island, Illinois.
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Greensource article on geothermal - featuring Sherman Hospital
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Sherman Geothermal Lake Infographic


  • Square Footage: 650,000 s.f.
  • Construction Cost: $230,000,000
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Shepley Bulfinch Team

Jonathan Gyory
Katie Faulkner
Jane Galli
Kate Peppard
Rich Donahoe
Robert Karn
Jim Oglesby
Peter Clutterbuck
Fabrizio Colitti
Nilay Deshmukh
Patricia DeLauri
Jason Frontera
Mekdes Hagos
Melanie Kiihn
Tom Kahmann
Jennifer Aliber
George Steinhubel
Andrea Hsu
Caroline Hughes
Nigel Gallaher
Joe Rondinelli
Peter Bracciotti
Dan Fitzgerald
Hadar Feige
Larry Kain
Ben Herter
Russell Tremaine
Adam Westlund
Joe Gilburd
Kim Markert
Tom Frohlichstein
Diana Jackson
Jonathan Betts
Mark Coleman
Susan Hurst
Krassi Kaltchev
Ramona Lowery
Jennie Perlmutter
Jim Oglesby
Michelle Sheehan
Neil Sirois
Christopher White
Courtney Stern
Greta Eckhardt
Erin Deeley



  • Merit Award (Healthcare), Midwest Construction Best of 2010

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