Heartland Blood Center ||| Tinley Park, IL
This new facility for Heartland Blood Centers of Aurora serves as the headquarters for their Eastern Division in Tinley Park. The building houses departments for Blood Collection, Mobile Packing, Distribution, Component Laboratory, Administration, Recruitment and support spaces. It is organized around a central atrium with clerestory windows that bring natural light into donor and staff areas.
Vehicular circulation on the site clearly separates donor traffic from staff traffic. A porte cochere at the main front entrance shelters donors from inclement weather while a two-bay garage for loading and unloading blood drive vehicles protects staff at the service entrance.