We endeavor to create buildings that respond to the needs, values, and context of the people who occupy them, and the institutions, cities, and landscapes to which they belong.

We are nationally recognized leaders in academic, research, healthcare, and corporate planning and design.

Building on a strong legacy of innovation, Ballinger is committed to the thoughtful integration of technology, a deep knowledge of our building types, and exceptional client service.

Ballinger was one of the first firms in the country to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice.

Our single office in Philadelphia houses a staff of over 200 people, comprising of three architectural studios, two multi-disciplinary engineering studios, and an interiors studio.

We take pride in designing elegant places that contribute to the intellectual enrichment, research discovery, and medical advancements that drive our economies, and we diligently push for solutions that tread lightly on our environment.

Our work has been celebrated and recognized with numerous regional and national awards and publications.

Located in a single office, our integrated teams are led by principals who actively participate in the design and delivery of the work of the practice. Our desire to create buildings of ideas, craft, and innovation is reinforced by our strength of expertise and commitment to quality. 

We believe in the power of collaboration, and we savor the opportunities to work with clients who share our passion for discovery.

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mount Union College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Princeton University
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple University
  • ASTEA International
  • Atlantic Health System, Inc.
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
  • Crozer Keystone Health System
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Geisinger-Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • Genesys Health System
  • Hunterdon Health System
  • Intracoastal Health System
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Liberty Healthcare System
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Lower Bucks Hospital
  • Medical Center at Princeton
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Carmel Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
  • Shore Medical Center
  • Summa Health System
  • Temple University Health System
  • The Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The General Hospital of Passaic
  • The Graduate Hospital
  • The Moses Taylor Hospital
  • Trinitas Hospital
  • Tower Health System
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Wills Eye Hospital
  • York Hospital
  • Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Aegis Property Group
  • Akzo Chemical
  • American College of Physicians
  • Ashland Chemical, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Atlantic County Improvement Authority
  • Bay Colony Development
  • Bloomberg Financial
  • Boeing Space & Defense Group
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Centocor
  • Cephalon, Inc.
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Comcast
  • Conrail
  • Cordis
  • Corning
  • Crown Cork & Seal
  • Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman
  • Dechert Price & Rhoads
  • Deloitte Consulting/ICS
  • Direct Access Diagnostics
  • DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Ethicon, Inc.
  • Excellrx
  • Exxon Research & Engineering Group
  • Ford Electronics & Refrigeration
  • General Electric Aerospace
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Gestalt
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Management Consulting Firm
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Hershey Foods Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • Hunter Douglass
  • IBM Corporation
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Jenkins Law Library
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Maguire Thomas Partners
  • Matrix
  • MBNA America
  • McNeil Specialty Products Company
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Meridian Bank
  • Merrill Lynch and Company, Inc.
  • Miller Dunham Doering & Munson
  • Mobil Research & Development Corp.
  • Montell USA, Inc.
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • North American Phillips Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Ortho-Mcneil Pharmaceutical
  • Patrinely Group, LLC
  • Pitcairn Properties
  • PMA
  • PNC Bank
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rohm and Haas
  • Sancoa International
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • SEPTA
  • Star-Cite! Solutions
  • SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
  • Synthes
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • The Yarmouth Group
  • Toll Ebby Marvin Langer
  • Unisys Corporation
  • Veridex, LLC
  • Vistakon
  • West Pharmaceutical

Our studios are comprised of talented architects, designers, and engineers who possess a unique ability to translate vision to reality. The studios’ projects are dynamic and innovative, reflecting the cultural nuances of the clients they serve.

Our creative approach to form results in enduring buildings of purpose and imagination. By focusing on programmatic and spatial arrangements, in addition to form, we design environments that are experientially rich.

We are engaged in a constant search for innovative, more sustainable ways to incorporate infrastructure systems in our push beyond carbon neutral toward regenerative projects. Each of our architecture studios is comprised of small groups that represent a cross-section of skill sets and experience levels.  The scale of the studios promotes interaction among all staff levels. Within the studio structure, project teams work holistically with planning specialists, interior designers, and the engineering disciplines. Collectively, we meld proven practices with new technologies, materials, and assembly methods, employing both virtual and physical modeling techniques. Our teams rely on individual inventiveness as well as collaborative contributions.

We seek to integrate the latest in proven technology with exceptional design to provide solutions that are: sustainable, simple, adaptable to change, efficient and safe. In a world of ever more valuable and constrained resources, design of building systems and campus infrastructure demands careful attention and wise choices. We work closely with those who occupy facilities as well as those who will operate them to make sure that there is a good long term fit between design and client objectives. We bring the particular expertise of each discipline - mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structural, lighting, building controls, information technologies, commissioning, testing and balancing - to create an integrated team that best fits the project needs.

We strive to create sensory, tactile, and spatially rich environments that are extensions of the architectural ideas which frame a building. As an integrated team, interior designers work alongside architects and engineers, engaging with our clients to program, plan, document and furnish holistic and responsible projects.

The interior design studio represents a significant percentage of our design staff, and cultivates a distinctive identity within the Ballinger community. Our portfolio of interior environments stretches across a range of corporate, academic, research and healthcare settings, inspiring collaboration, intellectual interaction, invention, and healing. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff possesses a wide array of skills, including specific expertise in workplace strategies, programming, space planning, furniture specification, and lighting. All share a commitment to a coherent and harmonious design aesthetic which employs concepts, materials, and details that will stand the test of time.

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Ballinger utilizes a collaborative approach to investigate and transform rich historic edifices into structures that are relevant and viable today and into the future. We achieve this through a fully-integrated design and technology-based analysis to determine the viability of options that will yield functional and feasible solutions. Our target market is owners with historic structures that are seeking options and opportunities for rehabilitation and reuse. Ballinger provides a holistic approach to their buildings allowing clients to develop comprehensive models and associated pricing to assist them in identifying the true viability of their project at points in the process where that knowledge is most valuable and can assist with their strategic planning.

Our approach to Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse is fueled by our legacy of relentless innovation while honoring the past -- Transformative Design.

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Workplace Strategy at Ballinger builds on experience gained through diverse and technical project types to design evidence-based, high-performing environments.

As trusted partners, our holistic design approach encompasses an understanding of the space occupants and other stakeholders. Data points gathered through hands-on evaluations provide clients with actionable feedback that informs an organization’s decision making process.

Our strategic process enables us to gather an in-depth understanding of an organization and all facets of their space. This takes the form of detailed analysis and evaluations pre- and post- occupancy, branding and change management communications.

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A master plan outlines both short term initiatives and a long range vision. Ballinger’s approach to master planning is built around long term objectives, but acknowledges and respects short term perspectives.

The most challenging aspect of a planning strategy is to create an environment of investigation that allows all involved to see beyond the constraints of the existing state and envision the long term possibilities.

Our approach to creating an open-minded environment is to listen closely for elements and ideas that imply a collective vision, provide detailed programmatic and facility analysis, and put all observations in a context larger than the institution itself.

We develop creative approaches not only to form, but also to provide programmatic and spatial arrangements that sponsor experientially rich but efficient new ways of working. We are engaged in a constant search for innovative, more sustainable ways to incorporate infrastructure systems in our push beyond carbon neutral toward regenerative projects. Each of our architecture studios is comprised of small groups that represent a cross-section of skill sets and experience levels.  The scale of the studios promotes interaction among all staff levels. Within the studio structure, project teams work holistically with planning specialists, interior designers, and the engineering disciplines. Collectively, we meld proven practices with new technologies, materials, and assembly methods that foment interesting architecture; we employ both virtual and physical modeling techniques in our investigations of these systems. Our teams rely on individual inventiveness as well as collaborative contributions. We encourage our associates to cultivate a spirit of ownership in their projects and in their professional development, as we work, share, learn and achieve together

We seek to integrate the latest in proven technology with exceptional design to provide solutions that are: sustainable, simple, adaptable to change, efficient and safe. In a world of ever more valuable and constrained resources, design of building systems and campus infrastructure demands careful attention and wise choices. We work closely with those who occupy facilities as well as those who will operate them to make sure that there is a good long term fit between design and client objectives. We bring the particular expertise of each discipline - mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structural, lighting, building controls, information technologies, commissioning, testing and balancing - to create an integrated team that best fits the project needs.

We strive to create sensory, tactile, and spatially rich environments that are extensions of the architectural ideas which frame a building. As an integrated team, interior designers work alongside architects and engineers, engaging with our clients to program, plan, document and furnish holistic and responsible projects.

The interior design studio represents a significant percentage of our design staff, and cultivates a distinctive identity within the Ballinger community. Our portfolio of interior environments stretches across a range of corporate, academic, research and healthcare settings, inspiring collaboration, intellectual interaction, invention, and healing. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff possesses a wide array of skills, including specific expertise in workplace strategies, programming, space planning, furniture specification, and lighting. All share a commitment to a coherent and harmonious design aesthetic which employs concepts, materials, and details that will stand the test of time.

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Ballinger utilizes a collaborative approach to investigate and transform rich historic edifices into structures that are relevant and viable today and into the future. We achieve this through a fully-integrated design and technology-based analysis to determine the viability of options that will yield functional and feasible solutions. Our target market is owners with historic structures that are seeking options and opportunities for rehabilitation and reuse. Ballinger provides a holistic approach to their buildings allowing clients to develop comprehensive models and associated pricing to assist them in identifying the true viability of their project at points in the process where that knowledge is most valuable and can assist with their strategic planning.

Our approach to Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse is fueled by our legacy of relentless innovation while honoring the past -- Transformative Design.