The Penn Medicine Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is a $302 million, 500,000-square-foot outpatient facility home to 12 clinical specialties whose staff will work together in multi-disciplinary teams aided by state-of-the-art medical technology. This seamless integration of services creates a real-time medicine model that helps ensure each patient receives the right diagnosis and the right therapy at the right time. The new building includes 225 exam rooms, 84 private chemotherapy infusion bays and an outpatient surgical pavilion with eight 600-square-foot state-of-the-art operating rooms.
Cerami’s involvement commenced at the conceptual stage of the project, from analyzing the noise and vibration from nearby rail lines to dynamic analysis of the structure to ensure that all of the new technology would function as intended. Noise and vibration throughout the proposed building was analyzed and explored to determine the impact on the building systems and functions. Our analysis assisted the design team to determine how each piece of information would be dealt with.
Additions were numerous in a building of this scope and type. Careful attention was paid to the types of treatments that were made. Classical acoustical treatments are not usable in most hospital environments due to its sterile nature. Therefore, we made sure that all noise and vibration sources (i.e. fans) were designed to be quiet at the start to minimize any external products that would need to be added.