Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Advanced Pediatrics

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta selected HGOR to develop their vision for an adaptable, state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the North Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Along with the opportunities that arise with the planning of a new development, the Owner sought to optimize the urban forest on site to connect guests, employees and visitors with nature - a proven asset in healing people’s minds, bodies and spirits. HGOR’s therapeutic design approach started with creating functional spaces where people can access these healing qualities.

The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, edged by two major access roads, incorporates regional plantings, vegetation and trees selected specifically for their sound proofing and therapeutic qualities - from year-long sustainability down to activating the senses through scent and aesthetically pleasing demeanor. The central lawn is encompassed by two pavilion spaces, a fountain, kinetic sculpture and boardwalk. Stormwater management is imbued into a 10,000 SF bio-infiltration pond, with additional plantings along the campus to provide green infrastructure. The 1.5-acre garden is anchored into the campus’ roundabout entrance, providing a sense of arrival that encourages transformation for both guests and employees as they live, work and heal.

Completed in summer 2018, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics is considered Phase I of the new healthcare facility’s blueprint. The Master Plan, completed in 2016, includes two staff support buildings to be complete in 2020, as well as the new hospital in 2025.


LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Year Completed2018
Size5 acres
Design TeamBob Hughes, Steve Sanchez