Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
While at a previous firm, two of our principals worked to help UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh realize their vision of a new hospital that would serve the region for years to come.
- Architect of Record
- DLA+ Staff Role
- Dennis Astorino, AIA - Principal-in-Charge
- Joseph Sepcic, RA – Project Manager and Construction Contractor Administrator
- 7th Most Beautiful Hospital in US - Soliant Health, 2010
- 10th Most Beautiful Hospital in world - HealthExecNews, 2012
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
- Completion Date
- May 2009
- Project Size
- 1.5 million SF
- Project Cost
- $362 million
Project Challenges and Outcomes
When Children’s Hospital selected the site for its new hospital and research center, few would have imaged that nearly 1.5 million SF would soon occupy the site. Located in the densely populated Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, CHP would try to fit a portion of the new facility into a closed hospital which had restrictive floor heights. Creating a space that took the stress out of being at or in the hospital for the child, parents and family would be central to the design of the new space.
With easy to find entrances, parent waiting areas for every floor, a large atrium that allows children confined to rooms to view and participate in activities, and a world renowned research facility, the hospital campus has been an overwhelming success. The priority given to not only the children who come there but for their caregivers, making them and their regeneration time a top priority, has made the facility something special. Additionally, the location of the campus has been a catalyst for the redevelopment and resurgence of Lawrenceville, making it a beacon of hope for the entire community.