West Side Takes Spotlight at Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building

Parking garage celebrates RUSH’s commitment to neighboring communities

Need to remember which floor you parked on at the new Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building? Just note the neighborhood.

Celebrating RUSH’s commitment to the communities it serves, each level of the six-story, 900-space parking garage is named after a neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.

“We know that color, numbers and images provide helpful wayfinding cues for people parking in large garages,” says Patty Nedved, RN, MSN, associate vice president and chief transformation officer. “When deciding on those wayfinding elements in the new garage, we wanted to link them back to our RUSH culture.”

Levels are color-coded and feature illustrations of landmarks unique to each community. For example, the first level is named for Garfield Park and features an image of the iconic Garfield Park Fieldhouse. Level 2, named for Austin, has a picture of Austin Town Hall. Other featured neighborhoods include the following:

  • Level 3: North Lawndale (Nichols Tower)
  • Level 4: West Town (Wicker Park Fountain)
  • Level 5: Pilsen (Thalia Hall)
  • Level 6: Humboldt Park (Humboldt Park Boathouse)

The Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building will be a destination center for cancer and neuroscience care, along with other services. It's scheduled to open for patients in February 2023. 

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