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Payette Selected by Children’s Hospital, Boston for Expansion Project

Payette_ChildrensBostonPayette, a leading architectural design firm specializing in complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, and healthcare, announced today a new commission with Children’s Hospital, Boston (CHB) for the Binney Building project. CHB is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, and was recently ranked as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report in 2009. 

The Binney Building is a ten-story urban infill addition to the main hospital building. It will house much-needed expansion space for the emergency department, radiology, same-day surgery, neurology, pharmacy and four floors of new inpatient beds.

The 106,000 SF building will take advantage of its prominent street frontages with a dramatic façade design featuring a faceted curtainwall that will simplify the streetscape’s complex urban setting and create a pedestrian-friendly zone along the facade.  An interior courtyard will provide an oasis for patients and families, and will provide as much natural light as possible to the existing adjacent hospital beds and the addition.

“As the greening of our nation’s healthcare system takes hold, we see pioneers in the field developing buildings that use a holistic approach to the quality of space, natural light, and strong connections to the landscape that foster patients’ healing and well-being,” said Kevin Sullivan, AIA, principal at Payette. “Children’s Hospital, Boston is embracing this approach by reintegrating nature into the clinical setting for the new Binney Building.”

About Payette
Payette is a leading architectural design firm specializing in the programming, planning, and design of complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, healthcare, and corporate research.  Current clients include Columbia University, Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts. For more information, please visit


Posted September 8, 2010

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