Project category: New construction

Chief administrator: Doug Carney, Sr. VP of facilities and construction management, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Firm: EwingCole,

Design team: EwingCole (healthcare planning, architectural design, interior design, lighting design, structural engineering); Turner Construction (general contractor)

Photography: ©Ron Blunt /

Total building area (sq. ft.): 135,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: Not available

Total construction cost (excluding land): Not available

Completed: May 2015

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a leader in providing high quality care closer to their patients’ homes through its growing care network. The King of Prussia Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center reflects a broader shift in healthcare towards an increased reliance on ambulatory care, and allows CHOP to deliver world class care through a mature, well-coordinated care network.

EwingCole collaborated with key decision-makers and user groups to design a progressive center for the care of children that enriches the family experience, increases efficiency of staff work flow, and creates a healing environment. This new Center exemplifies CHOP’s goal of providing the right care, at the right time, and in the right location while doing so at a cost that reflects enhanced value to their patients and families.

This building ups the ante both in scale and in the complexity of care that can be safely managed in an ambulatory setting. The new facility allows CHOP to provide care to 400 patients a day, up from 300 a day at its nearby sites. In addition to the surgery center with two operating rooms and the urgent care center, the 135,000 sf facility has the latest imaging equipment, 68 exam rooms, and a day hospital for cancer patients.