Loucks led the civil engineering and site design for the 384,000-square-foot, LEED® Gold certified Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center (CSC). The CSC is located on a site south of Hennepin County Medical Center, the Twin Cities’ largest teaching hospital. As the lead site designer for the project, Loucks worked with the City, Elliot Park Neighborhood and the owner to design features which complement the surrounding context, including the Historic Elliot Park Neighborhood.
Loucks’ work on the Hennepin Healthcare 8th Street Public Realm Enhancements thoughtfully incorporates forms and materials found throughout the CSC, defining a unique and unified campus. A new signature art piece located within the CSC draws upon the meandering form of the Mississippi River for inspiration, as does the site and streetscape design. The plaza spaces, gateway columns, and landscape design harness and reinforce this river form, serving as a natural pathway and place of beauty connecting patients, staff, visitors, and the community to various Hennepin County Medical Center facilities along 8th Street.
Loucks is currently working on the Redleaf Mother Baby Center.