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Groundbreaking Celebrated on New Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) held a groundbreaking celebration today for a new inpatient hospital in King of Prussia, PA. Ballinger provided architecture, interior design, MEP engineering, and structural engineering services for the 250,000 SF facility, which will significantly expand the services and offerings of CHOP’s current King of Prussia campus. During her remarks, CHOP President and CEO, Madeline Bell, described how the new location will provide convenient access to the highest quality hospital services available.

This new 6-story, 52-room inpatient facility will be the first standalone hospital in the CHOP network not located on the main Philadelphia campus. The facility was specifically designed to offer modern innovation while creating a family-friendly environment. Design features such as open and bright waiting areas, playrooms, ample parking, sun-filled spaces, child life services, and a concierge-like welcome experience bring this intent to life.

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Ballinger participates in Mid-Atlantic Hospital, Outpatient Facilities and Medical Office Buildings Summit

Ballinger Principal Terry D. Steelman, FAIA, LEED AP and Douglas Carney, Senior Vice President of Facilities, Design, Construction and Real Estate at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), presented a case study at the Mid-Atlantic Hospital, Outpatient Facilities and Medical Office Buildings Summit in Philadelphia. The day-long event brought together leaders in the healthcare market to discuss improving performance and mitigating risk.

The presentation described the intensive “Workplace Innovation Process” that CHOP and Ballinger embarked upon in preparation for CHOP researchers occupying the newly-constructed Roberts Center for Pediatric Research.

The Summit was sponsored by the Corporate Realty, Design and Management Institute and the Health Care Institute of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

Ballinger at the 2018 Lab Design Conference

Ballinger participated in the annual Lab Design Conference, held this year in Philadelphia. Ballinger’s Director of Laboratory Planning, Rick Honeywell, participated in an all-new community engagement forum, “Mentoring the Next Generation of Lab Design Professionals.” The panel, made up of experienced lab design professionals and architects, discussed the qualities they look for in new recruits and how to identify employees who would benefit from expert guidance. Ballinger also hosted guided tours of Colket Translational Research Building at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Robert and Penny Fox Tower, a recent addition to the Wistar Institute.

DesignPhiladelphia Tour of CHOP Roberts Center

Ballinger and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted a guided public tour of CHOP’s recently opened Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. The tour was part of the 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, and the oldest design event of its kind in the country. The annual festival showcases the work of practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals.

The tour was led by Ballinger architects: Principal Terry D. Steelman, FAIA, Associate Principal Dean R. Johnson, AIA, and Senior Associate Bill Andes, AIA. The program included a lecture by Terry, who presented the project team and design intent, followed by a tour of the site, showcasing the public elements of the design, and then a visit to two upper floors. Guests visited an empty shelled floor followed by a completed floor, a sequence that provided insight into the planning of the flexible workspaces.


The 30 guests who attended were invited to a reception in the cafe following the tour.

Ballinger is proud to participate in DesignPhiladelphia and contribute to Philadelphia’s identity as a hub for creative activity.


CREW Tours CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Ballinger presented a tour of the new Roberts Center for Pediatric Research for the Philadelphia chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Ballinger Principal Terry S. Steelman, FAIA addressed the group, providing context on the tower’s site and design. He then took attendees on a tour of the site, highlighting the landscaped public space around the building and the location of future building phases.

The tour included a shelled floor and a completed floor, equipped with flexible workstations and collaborative space.


CHOP’s Douglas Carney, AIA, MBA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President for Facilities, Design, Construction and Real Estate, described how Ballinger helped CHOP develop new space standards and how users are reacting to them.

CREW member and Vice President of Clemens Construction Company, Carol Horne Penn, remarked “The opportunity to understand the design intent and goals for the building, the site and its integration into the community, was very informative.  It’s these types of opportunities that allow our membership to grow in their understanding of the work of various contributors to the built environment.”


CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal reporter Natalie Kostelni interviewed Ballinger Principal Terry Steelman, FAIA and Doug Carney, Senior Vice President of Facilities at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), about the opening of the new Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. The $275 million, 21-story tower is the first phase of CHOP’s new Schuylkill Avenue campus. Ballinger collaborated with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Cooper Robertson on the project, which includes the research tower, an outdoor plaza, parking, and a bridge to Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Trail. Reflecting on the response he’s received to the projects so far, Carney says, “Fortune favors the bold. I couldn’t be happier.”

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Ballinger’s Central Utility Plant powers CHOP’s New Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care


Long-time Ballinger client, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, opened its doors at the new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Monday. The Buerger Center is a major part of the new Raymond G. Perelman Campus, master planned by Ballinger. It’s powered by the Central Utility Plant, which maintains 24-hour utility generation. Utilities produced and distributed include compressed air, chilled water, hot water and electricity, among others.

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