Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Colket Translational Research Building

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project at a glance

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Colket Translational Research Building--which brings together scientists from across disciplines and encourages working across diverse fields to promote discovery--was completed in two phases. 

The first phase included construction four-story, below-grade research facility with an ancillary central utilities plant. Work included build out of laboratories and support spaces, as well as excavation, rerouting of major site utilities, and soil remediation within a tight, urban footprint. The first phase achieved LEED Silver certification.

The second phase included construction of a 12-story tower atop the already-occupied four-story phase-one facilities.The tower houses three floors of general office and conference spaces, four floors of research laboratories, and two stories of mechanical/electrical space. The structure, facade, vertical transportation, mechanical, and electrical systems can be expanded to 27 stories through future phased construction. The second phase achieved LEED Gold certification.

With a curved and jutting modular curtain wall façade of unitized aluminum and glass units, as well as textured terra cotta rain screen and applied aluminum components, the building cuts a unique and modern figure on the campus.

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