Philadelphia cancer center seeks LEED certification

June 01, 2009 |

The New York office of Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services for the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia, a $232 million medical research center and advanced treatment center for cancer and cardiovascular disease. Designed by a joint venture of Perkins Eastman Architects and Rafael Vinõly Architects, the 340,000-sf facility will house the Abramson Cancer Center, as well as radiation oncology, cardiovascular medicine, and an outpatient surgical pavilion. The center is expected to earn LEED certification, owing to such things as the use of locally sourced materials and 4,500 tons of structural steel, of which 99% was derived from recycled steel.

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