Perkins Eastman | UPenn Perelman Center For Advanced Medicine

UPenn Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
As part of a 2M sf master plan, Perkins Eastman, in a joint venture with Rafael Viñoly Architects, designed this 800,000 sf ambulatory care facility with 600 parking spaces. The goal was to maximize site development, create an inspiring design, and to integrate future translational research and flexible, efficient clinical spaces for ambulatory care, including cancer care, cardiology, and surgery, imaging, and specialty services. With the use of a modular planning for clinical areas, the building will remain adaptable in the future.

A central atrium is the focal point of the entrance as well as a public function space and as the primary circulation route. The U-shaped floor plan surrounding the atrium allows public spaces, waiting areas, and offices to have natural light and views.

Services include the 3-level Abramson Cancer Center, cardiovascular, dermatology, endoscopy, executive health, and lung center services, and an eight-OR ambulatory surgery center. A radiation oncology center includes five linear accelerators, with MRI, CT, and PET/CT simulation. The diagnostic imaging area includes six MRIs, four CTs, two PET CTs, two Gamma Cameras, ten mammography units, and an invasive cardiology laboratory.
Interior Construction, Construction Excellence Award: Honorable Mention Overall Interior (2010)
World Architecture News, Healthcare Sector Awards: Honorable Mention (2010)
The Chicago Athenaeum - Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, International Architecture Awards (2010)
International Business TimesPenn Medicine Advances Real-Time Medicine
The Philadelphia InquirerThe Next Frontier of Medicine
Philadelphia Business JournalPenn Heralds Perelman Center as Future of Medicine