American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / Perkins Eastman

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Deerfield, Illinois
Located on a challenging site in an existing office park, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) had very specific programmatic requirements for their new office building. Often hosting professional forums, trainings, and policy meetings, ABPN desired a new home that would be welcoming and flexible for employees and visitors alike. To balance and define the public and private spaces, Perkins Eastman designed the first floor with hospitality-like amenities and meeting spaces with offices on the second floor to provide focused, heads-down work areas. In addition, the two-story facility has a unique L-shaped configuration and features slender wings allowing for maximized access to daylight and increased transparency, ultimately reducing lighting and energy costs.

Entering through the building’s forecourt, visitors are greeted by glazed floor-to-ceiling walls, framing views to a private courtyard and the lake beyond. A floating communicating stair in the two-story atrium lobby connects the ground and second floors and provides a large landing that can be used for speakers addressing a formal gathering. A 3,000 sf conference room accommodates large professional meetings. Four 300 sf conference rooms are used for weekly committee meetings, and six 50 sf workrooms are available as touchdown and support spaces. A 1,000 sf café completes the first floor, providing space for casual lunches, meetings, and breakout space.

Traveling up the central stair to the second floor, workspaces are positioned along the exterior walls with additional interior space dedicated to meeting rooms, storage, support areas, and a break room.