Thomas Jefferson University & University Hospitals Ambulatory Care Building
Philadelphia, PA / United States
Total Square Footage
Ambulatory Care Clinics, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Cancer Care Clinic, Cancer Infusion Center, Cardiac Imaging Center, Vascular Care Center, Parking Garage
LEED for HC Silver Certification
The Thomas Jefferson University and University Hospitals Ambulatory Care center will revitalize nearly an entire city block of Center City, Philadelphia to redefine the institution’s identity in this rich historic context. With a new front door on Chestnut Street, the building will house various expanded ambulatory care programs and links to campus buildings. Transforming a surface parking lot into a new park, the development will bring expanded amenities to the campus and neighborhood along with a land bank for future hospital growth.
Planned to achieve LEED Silver certification, the project will be a model of environmental sustainability and stewardship in an urban context. The building facades respond to their orientations with textures that reflect the complex metropolitan fabric. The high efficiency exterior wall and window systems modulate as they ascend toward the sky to filter sunlight. Within, the building is organized around a daylight-filled public “spine.” A linked series of spaces facing the new park, it organizes patient access for this new “green hospital”. Both the new park and vegetated roofs will mitigate and purify storm-water while providing access to the sun and sky. Two additional amenities for the cancer center are the “hanging gardens”: private healing environments raised and protected above the bustle of the street.