Creating Opportunity: Turning Wasted Space to Productive Use
TJU Hospital Department Of Obstetrics & Gynecology—Project Management, Philadelphia

AthenianRazak conceived and managed a stunning new setting for the TJU Ob-Gyn offices at 833 Chestnut. The practice leader, Fran Herr, says of the new offices: “Our staff and patients are thrilled with the new space! Patients comment all the time on how much they like it, and I think the staff feels really special here.” The project was built to a 12 cap, delivering tremendous value to the owner while at the same time raising the property’s and owner’s profile with two major regional awards for quality.

Seeing beyond the obvious
Our team conceived an innovative combination of three connected floors to realize this project, putting areas of the property never before occupied, including basement and service mezzanine spaces, into productive (and strikingly dramatic) use. We supervised design, assisted in lease structuring and negotiation, and managed the construction, coordinating a project team with three architectural firms, several contractors and overlapping phases. The project included converting a former grand department store arcade and creating a striking entrance at the restored historic marquee.

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