The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – an innovative health care facility
The design and construction of the new pediatric outpatient care center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, required an investment of almost $600M. The unique architecture of the building, complete with a contoured facade and 12 storeys of rippling bright colored glass; is in keeping with the facility’s theme of “Children in Motion” and provides an uplifting sense for patients and visitors.
The innovative outpatient center is filled with natural light and includes an expansive 14,000-sq.-ft. garden on the sixth storey with shade arbors, a fountain, a water channel, a play area and a jogging path. This impressive outdoor space is used for physiotherapy sessions as well as public or patient events. The building complies with LEED® Silver certification standards.
Beaubois produced and installed architectural woodwork and furnishings for the reception areas, play areas, elevators, nursing stations and lobby of the new outpatient center. The team crafted numerous cabinets as well as acoustic or undulating wall paneling. Tinted glass, anigre quarter figure veneers and solid surface were among the materials used by the firm. Before embarking on the project, Beaubois created a life-size model for the approval of the center’s architects and senior management.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855, making it the first pediatric hospital to be opened in the United States. Beaubois was honored to be a part of the development of this impressive health care facility.