Education and Research Building

Temple University School of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine

    The handsome three-story, day-lit, Maurice J. Stone, M.D. Commons is the main public arena for the campus. This stunning apex is highly visible from Broad Street and provides a dynamic focal point for communal activities. Combined with a variety of other study areas and group study rooms, this open, airy social hub inspires collaboration and is the central circulation point for the rest of the building and campus.

    Photo ©2010 by Jeffrey Totaro, courtesy of Ballinger.

  • Temple University School of Medicine

    With small to large instruction spaces and two 250-seat lecture halls, the Temple School of Medicine is well positioned to accommodate future medical teaching requirements.

    Photo ©2010 by Jeffrey Totaro, courtesy of Ballinger.

  • Temple University School of Medicine

    Ten examination rooms and two larger procedure rooms are arranged to support Objective Structured Clinical Exams to be performed with Standardized Patients. Four flexible simulation labs, procedure rooms, and a variety of support spaces facilitate case study experiences and seminar activities. Enhanced technology, lighting, and acoustics optimize recording of student-patient encounters.

    Photo ©2010 by Jeffrey Totaro, courtesy of Ballinger.

The new Education and Research Building at the Temple University School of Medicine (SOM) in Philadelphia is outfitted with leading-edge technologies that anticipate rapid advancements in medical education. Virtual learning systems, clinical simulation exam rooms, configurable classrooms, interdisciplinary encounter areas, and collaborative laboratory spaces are some of the innovations designed into the new 480,000-sf facility. At the same time, the building facilitates growth, both academic and technical, in Temple's research, education, and patient care.

The towering, yet warm and contemporary structure houses comfortable classrooms and lecture halls that embrace the traditional methods of medical teaching while allowing for state-of-the-art, emerging, and future methodology to flourish. This flexibility will continue to attract potential faculty and students well into the future. For example, some classrooms utilize moveable walls to configure 30-seat classrooms into series of clusters. Rooms can be reconfigured into flexible combinations of 30-, 60-, and 120-seat spaces to meet the requirements of students and faculty. With both small-group learning spaces and two 250-seat lecture halls, the SOM is well positioned to adapt to future teaching methods.

Innovative research environments stimulate the collaboration that is necessary for future medical breakthroughs. Interdisciplinary research is quickly becoming the primary direction for new therapies. The Education and Research Building provides 250,000 sf of flexible research space including clinical examination rooms, support rooms, a 48-table anatomy lab, and a complete full floor vivarium. The combined library for the Health Sciences Center consolidates medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and related health profession library resources into one unified resource that is supported by a strong technological infrastructure. The prominent location on the southeast corner of the building maximizes convenience to users and is accessible around the clock. These foresighted research facilities significantly reinforce the School’s clinical and science research goals and will attract the most respected physician-scientists.

The upper administrative offices consolidate the Dean’s Suite with Academic & Faculty Affairs, Clinical Trials, and Continuing Medical Education & Development. The Dean’s oval conference room, which can seat up to 40 people, has already become an important focal point for the School and a meeting place of choice. The top floor location, with its spectacular views, the auditoria to the north, the transparency of the commons, the glass curved offices set against warm brick, and the oval learning tower all signify a new, progressive Temple School of Medicine to inspire the finest researchers and educators, welcoming them to Temple’s Health Sciences Campus and Center City Philadelphia.

Project Data
Project Type: 
New Construction
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
Delivery Method: 
Construction Management (CM)
Project GSF: 
480,000
Project Cost: 
$160,000,000USD
Construction Cost: 
$130,000,000USD
Cost per SqFt: 
$270USD
Building Descriptors: 
Academic Medical Center
Healthcare: Medical School
Organizations
Ballinger
Architect
Gilbane Building Company
Builder
International Consultants, Inc.
Cost Estimator
Ballinger
Engineer - Electrical
Ballinger
Engineer - Mechanical
Ballinger
Engineer - Plumbing
Ballinger
Engineer - Structural
Ballinger
Laboratory Planner
Trane Company
Supplier - Air Handlers
Johnson Controls Inc.
Supplier - Building Automation Controls
Shaw Industries Inc.
Supplier - Carpet
Otis Elevator
Supplier - Elevators
Enviro-Tech
Supplier - Fume Hood Controls
Supplier - Fume Hood Controls