Carle at the Fields

Champaign, Illinois

Carle at the Fields is a new 200-acre development in southwest Champaign, Illinois, built to accommodate the growing population and consolidate various Carle and Health Alliance administrative and support functions.

Eckenhoff Saunders was the design architect and architect of record for the three campus buildings. The firm also provided planning, programming, and interior design services. Each building has dedicated patient/family drop-off and waiting areas, while staff enters from separate parking areas to avoid circulation conflicts. The projects include:

  • A 47,000 sf ambulatory surgical center with 12 state-of-the-art operating suites, designed to serve orthopedic and eye cases but flexible to serve most needs. The ORs are serviced from a central sterile core, including processing and 51 pre/post recovery bays.
  • A 70,000 sf medical office building (MOB) owned by Carle and leased to the Christie Clinic. The MOB houses clinical services for GI, audiology, physical therapy, eye care, lab, ENT, orthopedics, radiology (MRI and PET scan rooms), urology, and general surgery. The building also includes significant space for conference facilities.
  • An 80,000 sf medical specialty clinic building dedicated to Carle’s eye care, audiology, ENT, oral and maxillofacial care, and plastics programs.


Client/Owner: Carle

Photographer: Mariusz Mizera Photography

General Contractor: Berglund Construction

Electrical Engineering: Dickerson Engineering Inc.

Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering:
Grumman/Butkus Associates