Ballinger Principal Thomas J. Parr, Jr., AIA and Associate Principal and Director of Healthcare Planning Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP, ACHA, EDAC led a tour of Penn Medicine Radnor for AIA Philadelphia’s Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) committee.
Penn Medicine Radnor, a 250,000 SF ambulatory care center, is designed for regeneration of both the site and human health. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings light and views inside, while landscaped gardens, walking paths and groves of native plants invite occupants outdoors. Inspired by environmental stewardship and biophilia, the design embraces nature, physically and philosophically. It fosters a holistic healing experience through a soothing palette, connections to nature, and dignified accommodations for patients, family and caregivers.
The tour of the completed project was a follow-up to a construction tour held for AIA AAH members in 2020.