Penn Medicine – Outpatient Facility

Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Architect: FCArchitects

Square Footage: 150,000

Completion Date: 2013


This project transformed a former 150,000 sq ft, windowless, big box retail and warehouse space into a new, multi-specialty outpatient facility for Penn Medicine.

The project required the existing building to be stripped down to its skeleton, structural modifications to provide support for the new equipment and programs, as well as an open two-story atrium and new drop off canopy. The entire site was redeveloped including necessary infrastructure and a new roadway and rear entrance to Marlkress Road which required a bridge through the wetlands in the rear of the property. Due to the increased volume of patients, a new 400 car pre-cast parking garage was constructed adjacent to the renovated structure.

The building required all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low voltage infrastructure and included the addition of a new cast in place concrete linear accelerator vault added onto the exterior of the rear building. The physical therapy suite included the installation of a new therapy pool. Both the pool and the linac vault required underpinning utilizing helical piles due to poor soil quality, logistical constraints and time issues. The addition of three new elevators and a brand new fa├žade, including the addition of many windows and curtainwalls throughout helped to invigorate the tired old warehouse that previously existed.