The 96,429 sf South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, designed by VSBA Architects and Planners with sustainability consulting by Re:Vision, is a joint venture between The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the City of Philadelphia. It offers health care, library, and recreation facilities to children and families in an evolving South Philadelphia neighborhood. The new Center replaced the site’s separate and aging city health clinic, library, and playground — while incorporating a new CHOP primary care practice — all within a new LEED Silver building. The interplay between different program elements allows exciting joint activities, like “prescriptions” for exercise on the playground and the library’s collection on health and wellness.
Architects: VSBA Architects and Planners
Sustainability Consultant: Re:Vision Architecture
2017 Urban Land Institute's Willard G. "Bill" Rouse Award for Excellence