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American Academy of Pediatrics Headquarters

Supporting a mission of optimal physical, mental, and social health

  • 200K

    Square Feet

  • $56M

    Project Cost

  • Itasca, Illinois

    Itasca, Illinois

A headquarters that lives the American Academy of Pediatrics’ values

The American Academy of Pediatrics needed a new headquarters. Their goal? Something more than just an office building—a space that enabled enhancements in pediatric health. Located on a 13-acre parcel in the southwest quadrant of the Hamilton Lakes Business Park in Itasca, Illinois, the new headquarters was designed to support 650 employees and a conference.

The building, centrally situated on the site, takes full advantage of its exposure to the sun. Patterns of glass panels and colored fins surround the façade, dynamically changing as both pedestrians and the sun move around the curved exterior. The building’s interior includes a member's lounge, fully-equipped nursing mother’s rooms, a fitness center, simulation studios, a focus group space, an outdoor meeting area, a cafeteria, a catering facility, a two-story atrium lobby, and centrally-located offices to provide all employees with equal access to daylight.

The design creates a flexible, innovative space that embraces the latest technologies to inspire employees and academy members—and to recruit the industry’s top talent.

At a Glance

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • JLL, OPUS Group
The Smartest, Sleekest & Healthiest Workplaces in DuPage, Favorite Workplace in DuPage County, 2020
ALA Design Awards, Merit Award, Commercial/Industrial, Office Building, 2020
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Build to Suit Project of the Year, 2017-18

American Academy of Pediatrics Headquarters

More than a typical office building, Stantec designed a cost-conscious, built-to-suit that is playful and sophisticated.

Meet Our Team

Angie Lee, Vice President, Buildings, Global Workplace Sector Leader

I love collaborating with smart people to embrace the creative process of melding innovative solutions with pragmatic approaches. That’s when art meets science and magic happens.
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Christopher Keller, Principal

I am passionate about the design process and enjoy working with clients to discover what trends are most applicable to their business.

Ken Novak, Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager

Design isn’t the creation of new things that just look good, it’s finding solutions that happen to appeal to the senses.
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Angie Lee

Vice President, Buildings, Global Workplace Sector Leader

Christopher Keller


Ken Novak

Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager

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