AECOM Tishman, as part of a joint venture, served as CM for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. This project encompasses approximately 665,000 SF, including a 475,000 SF office tower and a 190,000 SF, three-story plinth with parking, MEP and a loading dock.
The center, designed by Ballinger and Pelli Clarke Pelli to LEED Silver standards, houses CHOP’s clinical research and support staff, and features floors with no interior columns – free space from wall to core – allowing for maximum collaboration among its users. Additionally, offices were designed with the ability to be easily dismantled and reconfigured to suit the needs of individual research groups. The first of four buildings proposed as part of CHOP’s master plan for the 8.4-acre site, the Roberts Center features landscaped grounds at its site overlooking the Schuylkill River, across from the main CHOP campus