Archinect
Yanrong Gao

Yanrong Gao

Toronto, ON, CA

anchor
Completion view
Completion view
14 more images  ↓

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Role: Architectural Designer; 

Site Area: 24,000 sq. m.;         GFA: 50,000 sq. m.;                 

Design Time: Jan. ~ Aug. 2007;

Award: “The Design Award of Special Recognition” by the Pennsylvania SARA (Society of American Registered Architects); “An Honorable Mention in the Healthcare Sector” by World Architecture News (WAN); “The International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design” by Chicago Athenaeum; “LEED Silver certification” by USGBC.

The project is located in University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The Center for Advanced Medicine is a part of an overall master plan for current and future expansion. The U-shaped facility houses the clinical departments and wraps around a transparent, 110-foot-high (33.5-meter) atrium, topped by a wood-clad volume that houses two stories of conference rooms and executive offices. The eight-story glazed atrium provides the focal point for the building entrance and a prominent urban landmark.

The Penn Medicine Translational Research Center (TRC) expansion, a 14-story extension adjacent to the western wing, contains three floors that extend the clinical spaces of the original Perelman Center, along with seven stories of research laboratories.

The hospital adopted a host of “green” strategies: a highly reflective roof to reduce heat island effect, electric car charging stations, bike parking, showers for bicyclists, and the use of local steel.

 
Read more

Status: Built
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
My Role: Architectural Designer
Additional Credits: Design Director: James Herr; Project Manager: David Hodge.

 
Site location
Site location
1st floor plan
1st floor plan
8~12th floor plan
8~12th floor plan
Northwest elevation
Northwest elevation
Southwest elevation
Southwest elevation
Completion aerial view
Completion aerial view
View from west
View from west
View from south
View from south
Entrance view
Entrance view
Main entrance view
Main entrance view
View from east
View from east
View outside of atrium
View outside of atrium
Interior view
Interior view
Interior
Interior