Three Major Firms Collaborate on Massive Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a Chicago rehabilitation hospital by HDR, Gensler, and Clive Wilkinson Architects, occupies a 27-story building. Photography by Dave Burk. 

 

Commissioned from Pae White for an elevator lobby, Mistral is an installation in polished stainless steel, coated cable, and ink. Photography by Dan Schwalm. Artwork courtesy of Pae White. 

Painted graphics define the ambulance entry. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

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A waiting area’s custom desk was formed from solid-surfacing. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

Resin-terrazzo flooring flows through the main reception area. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

An inspirational graphic was painted on the wall of a waiting area. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

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A harness and stair system and rubber flooring are vital to patient therapy in the Legs and Walking ability lab. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

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Portholes animate the pediatrics waiting area, where polyurethane upholsters the custom seating. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

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dTank: Custom Screens, Carts, Workstations, Pod.

Tri W-G: Custom Padded Tables.

The Arms and Hands ability lab’s custom privacy screen is perforated, powder-coated steel. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

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Plastic laminate surfaces the custom cabinetry in patient rooms. Photography by Tom Harris. 

Seating areas at the ends of corridors are color-coded. Photography: Michael Moran/Otto.

 

Padded, hydraulically height-adjustable tables in the ability labs come in custom shapes and sizes. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

A corner of the reception level is open-air. Photography by Dave Burk.

Painted aluminum signage. Photography by Dan Schwalm. Artwork courtesy of Pae White. 

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Custom-printed vinyl film on the Strength and Endurance ability lab’s glass balustrades. Photography by Dan Schwalm. 

Think and Speak’s vinyl-upholstered custom therapy pod. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

Jehs + Laub chairs in reception. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

An administrative space’s custom-printed vinyl film. Photography by Dan Schwalm. 

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The wet research lab. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

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Crown Corr: Column Covers.

A-Light: Pendant Fixtures.

Metal wraps the structural columns at the street entry. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

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Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design’s stacking chairs fill the conference center, which can divide into three rooms when rented for outside events. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto. 

The Think and Speak ability lab serves brain-injury patients. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

Graphics in the Arms and Hands ability lab are based on dots and lines, subtle references to the need for fine motor skills. Photography by Michael Moran/Otto.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Computer laboratory. Photography by Michael Moran.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Custom red seating area. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Exercise pool room. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Lounge room. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Open office space. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Meeting room. Photography by Tom Harris.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Reception and waiting area. Photography by Tom Harris.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Orange booth and painted wall. Photography by Dan Schwalm.

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