Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Rooftop Garden


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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 13007-01
Charles Matsinger Associates - Architects
Carter van Dyke Associates - Landscape Architects
Wick Fisher White - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection
Lipperini - Structural Engineering
International Consultants, Inc. - Cost Consultants
CVDA was selected with Charles Matsinger Associates to develop a master plan for the sixth floor of the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. The Rehabilitation Hospital realized that the current layout of the sixth - floor interior and exterior spaces were not functioning to the fullest potential. The popular Segal Street section of the rooftop was extensively used for physical therapy but was limited in size. The team, through an interactive design process developed a new design concept for the rooftop. To augment the Segal Street theme the new rooftop gardens were developed using the “Along the Avenue” design concept.
The master plan created a series of indoor and outdoor spaces that were interconnected with a loop pedestrian walkway. Small scale and medium scaled spaces were further defined with fountains, plantings, arbors, and paving. A major change to the rooftop was the replacement of the brick parapet with glass, that way persons in wheelchairs could view the city skyline. Following the approval of the master plan the team developed the construction documents for the project. Other consultants included Wick Fisher White for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection. Lipperini engineering was used for structural engineering and International Consultants, Inc developed the cost estimates. The construction was completed in 2017.

Carter van Dyke
A s s o c i a t e s
Pennsylvania Office
40 Garden Alley
Doylestown, PA 18901
New York Office

6850 S Gannett Hill Rd.
Naples, NY 14512

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Carter van Dyke, RLA, ASLA
Peter R. Fernandez, RLA, ASLA, CLARB