Because of the impressive green stormwater infrastructure approaches applied to the design and construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, CHOP is the 2017 Stormwater Pioneers Award winner.

“CHOP’s work in University City is a wonderful example of how a major institution can better serve its clients and community while protecting one of our most valuable resources—Philadelphia’s rivers,’ said Mayor Kenney. ‘These beautiful gardens not only look nice, but they also provide a very important, positive therapeutic influence on the children, families, and thousands of others that the gardens serve. This is another great investment in Philadelphia’s children.”

The Buerger Center features a 16,000-square-foot rooftop garden and a 2.3-acre ground level plaza with overlaying vegetation that serves as a calm outdoor space for families. 

Click here to learn more about the Buerger Center and this award.