Howard Brown Health

Chicago, Illinois (Northalsted)

Howard Brown Health is a not-for-profit organization serving the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community in Chicago. After acquiring a 20,000 sf site on North Halsted, they set about programming a flagship center, consolidating family care, dental services, behavioral health, and financial support services. The new 91,000 sf, 5-level structure will include street-level retail, pharmacy, lab, and generous clinical space. It will also provide underground parking and expansive rooftop terraces for events, functions, and community gatherings.

The building’s exterior will feature a glass curtain wall interspersed with brickwork in various shades, while a setback on the top level accommodates the rooftop terrace. The new flagship center will double its patient capacity in the neighborhood. It will offer expanded medical care and social services, including the first Howard Brown dental clinic on the North Side.