Penn State Hershey Clinical Quadrangle Master Plan
Hershey, PA / United States
Total Square Footage
182,000 SF Cancer Institute
252,000 SF Children’s Hospital
100,000 SF Heart Institute
8,300 SF Oncology Treatment Building
30,000 SF ED Expansion
2,000 cars Parking Garage
Cancer Center: Infusion, Day Hospital, Outpatient Clinics, Radiation Therapy, Clinical Trials, Research Labs; Children’s Hospital: Med-Surg Beds, NICU, Operating Rooms, Outpatient Clinics; Oncology Treatment Building: Linear Accelerator, Gamma Knife
The Master Plan for the new Clinical Quadrangle at the Hershey Medical Center Campus – part of the Penn State system – defined a vision for the largest campus expansion since the hospital complex was built in the early 1960s. The new precinct includes a Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, Heart Center, ED Expansion, Main Hospital Entrance Lobby and a two-phase, 2,000-car Parking Garage.
The scale of intervention called for a fundamental campus transformation. This warranted rethinking not only the clinical programs within the plan, but also the greater circulation of vehicles and pedestrians, the overall campus parking strategy, the capacity and flexibility of campus infrastructure, the community interface and branding of the entire institution.
The design encompassed nearly 28 acres and transformed the eastern half of the campus. Inspired by the Medical Center’s iconic Crescent, the program was organized along the "Arc," a singular, dynamic form that also redefined the main circulation axis of the institution, shifting its center of gravity to the east and centering growth around a new campus green. The implementation of the full plan, totaling almost 1 million square feet, will be complete in the summer of 2012, when Hershey is scheduled to open the last component of the plan: the new Children’s Hospital.
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Photography: © Warren Jagger Photography; Rachellynn Schoen