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About the Buildings

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On November 17, 2016, the U.S. Army transferred 11.85 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus to Children’s National Hospital. 

The campus is home to three buildings plus a parking garage, all located in a park-like setting. Children’s National is proud to build on the legacy of healing and discovery of this historic site.

We are currently working with Elkus Manfredi Architects and Array Architects to fully renovate and retrofit the interiors of each of the facilities, restoring the exteriors and enhancing the landscaping. 

Here’s what is underway:

Research and Innovation Building

This building will house state-of-the-art research labs and space for pediatric device development. We’ll expand our molecular genetic testing and biochemical analysis capabilities and enhance our device development and computing infrastructure.

We will partner and collaborate with industry, universities, federal agencies and academic medical centers. We will provide innovation incubator space in this facility to start-up companies pursuing complementary efforts. 

We are developing 158,000 square feet of space in this building, which features a total of 332,950 square feet of space. This provides 174,950 square feet for future growth.

Conference Theater

The 300-seat conference theater will be used for educational programs, innovation summits, research and medical symposiums and community gatherings. Future plans include adding meeting breakout space to support a wider array of conference needs.

Outpatient Care Center

This center will provide comprehensive primary care for children and adolescents including services such as well-child visits; school physicals; treatment of minor illness and injury; and coordinated care for children with chronic health needs. 

The center will also house the clinical services of our Rare Disease Institute, which diagnoses and treats children with genetic and metabolic diseases. 

The facility has 29,000 sq. ft. of family-friendly space and includes an outdoor play area. 

Parking Garage

We will be able to accommodate all parking needs on site, with an ADA-compliant, 960-space parking garage featuring LED lighting.

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