Ballinger

833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1400
Philadelphia
PA
19107
Phone: 
(215) 446-0900
Fax: 
(215) 446-0901
Year Established 
1878
About the Firm 
Ballinger was one of the first firms in the country to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice. Our single office in Philadelphia houses a staff of over 200 people, comprising three architectural studios, two multi-disciplinary engineering studios, and an interiors studio. We endeavor to create buildings that respond to the needs, values, and context of the people who occupy them, and the institutions, cities and landscapes to which they belong. We seek to design enduring buildings of purpose and imagination. We believe in the power of collaboration, and we savor the opportunities to work with clients who share our passion for discovery. Ballinger’s interdisciplinary design teams partner with our clients in a patient search to frame a vision for each project - a vision which honors the unique missions, cultures, and imagery of our clients, and aims to inspire the collective team to develop ideas that rise above expectation.
Types of Work
Educational Facilities: 
25%
Health Care/Medical: 
27%
Interiors: 
10%
Lab/Research Facilities: 
15%
Pharmaceuticals: 
8%
Planning: 
5%
Special Services 
Post Occupancy Evaluation
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
200
Architects (Registered): 
69
Engineers (Electrical): 
20
Engineers (Structural): 
8
Interior Designers: 
13
Interns/Draftspeople: 
27
Engineers (Mechanical): 
23
Graphic Designers: 
1
Lighting Designers: 
1
Administration: 
19
Projects 
Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition & Health; Adelphi University, Nexus Academic Building / Welcome Center; University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Public Policy Center; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Colket Translational Research Building; Shore Medical Center, Surgical Pavilion; Temple University, Medical Education and Research Building; University of Maryland, Bioengineering Building; Lancaster General Health, Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute; West Pharmaceutical – Corporate Headquarters; The Wistar Institute, New Research Tower, The George Washington University, Science and Engineering Hall; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.
Awards 
Adelphi University, Nexus Academic Building / Welcome Center, AIA Merit Award, Unbuilt, Pennsylvania Chapter; ; Lancaster General Health, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Interior Design Best of Year 2013 Honoree; Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition & Health, AIA Merit Award, Unbuilt, New Jersey Chapter; Shore Medical Center, Surgical Pavilion, IIDA Design Award, Philadelphia Chapter, 2012; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Lab of the Year, R&D Magazine; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, USGBC Innovation in Green Building Award; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Wisconsin Chapter; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Project Leadership Gold Award, Construction Owners Association of America; University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Future Landmark Award, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation; College of Charleston, Science Center, Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter; Furman University, Charles H. Townes Center for Science, COTE Green Special Citation, American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter; University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter; Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse, IIDA Design Award, Philadelphia Chapter; Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Greenberg Center, Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence; Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Greenberg Center,AIA/AAH National Design Award for Healthcare; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Lakefront Tower, Modern Healthcare Citation; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Colket Translational Research Building, Best Green Building Award, General Building Contractors Association
Contacts
Principals: 
William R. Gustafson, FAIA; Terry D. Steelman,FAIA, LEED AP; Jeffrey S. French, FAIA; Jonathan Friedan, PE, LEED AP; Craig S. Spangler, AIA; Keith C.H. Mock, AIA; Louis A. Meilink, Jr., AIA, ACHA; Eric W. Swanson, AIA; Barry Finkelstein, PE; Todd E. Drake, LEED AP.
Marketing: 
Ed Butler
PR: 
Zoe Sanderson
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