Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a world leader in the advancement of pediatric healthcare, needed to expand beyond its main campus in Philadelphia’s University City. A site across the Schuylkill River presented an opportunity to establish a new campus. The design challenge was to integrate a state-of-the-art center for research into an established residential neighborhood.
The Roberts Center for Pediatric Research is dedicated to desk-based research and administrative offices. In keeping with CHOP’s commitment to evidence-based decision making, the interior design process began with extensive research. Ballinger conducted surveys, focus groups, observation studies, benchmarking and town hall sessions to understand the space ratios and sizes that would best work for faculty and staff. The data collected led to the design of an 8,000 SF pilot space.
The Roberts Center’s interiors incorporate a flexible yet standardized planning strategy that the institution plans to use for future sites. It includes an integrated MEP, architectural, lighting and furniture solution that allows for office space to be broken down over the course of a weekend and reconfigured to accommodate the ebb and flow of research groups.
The design centers around creating an environment of productivity and collaboration. Employing features like secondary workstations for all employees and a variety of different-style meeting/conference spaces support these design goals while vibrant colors spread throughout all floors represent the positive, child-focused mission of the CHOP community.
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