ZGF worked with the University City Science Center and Wexford Science + Technology in a joint venture to design a new 13-story, 357,251 SF flexible clinical, office, and research building in Philadelphia. As the anchor tenant, Penn Medicine University City occupies six-and-a-half floors for the Penn Musculoskeletal Institute, a surgery center, and allergy clinic, in addition to radiology, pharmacy, laboratory services, and administrative programs. Another Penn Medicine practice group, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, occupies one-and-a-half floors for its physical therapy practice. Future clinical, office, or research laboratory tenants will be supported on the upper floors. The interior environment is designed to enhance the patient experience. A glass-enclosed, two-story clinical entrance and lobby with a patient drop-off area accommodates arrivals to the ambulatory center. A separate second lobby services the tenants on the upper floors, and a landscaped public terrace encourages pedestrian activity and provides seating. The building, which is LEED Gold®, was the first approved clinical facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to utilize active chilled beam technology with enthalpy heat wheel recovery. Application of this system has significantly enhanced flexibility and reduced energy demand by as much as 30 percent. The use of this technology has also increased patient comfort and has provided a quieter environment.

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