The Buerger Center will be the nation’s most advanced center for pediatric outpatient care.

Expected patient visits per year: More than 200,000
Size: Initially, 12 floors and 700,000 square feet. In the future, four more floors (another 175,000 square feet) can be added by building vertically.
Location: Civic Center Boulevard. and East Service Drive, adjacent to the Ruth and Tristram Colket Jr. Translational Research Building
Parking: Underground garage with approximately 1,500 parking spaces
Sustainability: Planned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
Opening Dates: 2015 (garage, first floor, and clinical levels 2-5); 2017 (clinical levels 6 and 7)

Building features

  • Clinical neighborhoods that group together related specialties.
  • 2.6-acre landscaped outdoor plaza.
  • 14,000-square-foot roof garden.
  • “Wait. Play. Learn.” areas for educational play before and between appointments.
  • Dining area on first floor.
  • Welcome center with Kosher pantry.
  • New physical therapy gym.
  • New Alex Scott Day Hospital, surrounded with windows for natural light.
  • Intuitive design for easy way-finding.
  • Paperless facility with fully integrated electronic medical records.

Design Team

Architect of Record, Medical Planning and Clinical Interiors — FKP Architects
Landscape — Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Building Exterior and Public Spaces — Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Graphics & Wayfinding, and Interior Design — Stanley Beaman & Sears


Construction Timeline

  • 2011
    Excavation and preparation of the site
  • 2012
    Parking garage/plaza construction begins
  • 2013
    Building construction begins
  • 2015
    Levels 1-5 open to patients and visitors
  • 2017
    Levels 6 & 7 open to patients and visitors