Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Abramson Research Center

Enclos has a storied career working alongside repeat clients. Our work currently on display at the Abramson Pediatric Research Institute and Colket Translational Research Building serves as yet another recent example.

When the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wished to expand the Abramson building, L.F. Driscoll called upon Enclos for a 10-story addition to the already existing 5-story low-rise wing. Custom curtainwall systems include expansive usages of glass, precast concrete panels, and two types of granite cladding. The 125,000 square foot expansion adds six floors of laboratories, two floors of office space, and two floors for mechanical equipment. Today Abramson houses approximately 700 employees supporting the hospital’s laboratory research efforts.



Facade Area:

100,000 sq ft


Philadelphia, PA


healthcare , research


108 ft


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

General Contractor:

L.F. Driscoll


Ellenzweig Associates

Facade Consultant:

Gordon H. Smith Corporation


Honor Award for Laboratory Design
The Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the New England Healthcare Assembly, 2002

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