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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg

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2002–2005, Venturi, Scott Brown Associates, with FreemanWhite. Schoenersville Rd. and U.S. 22
  • (University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives)
  • (University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives)

Transportation-dependent hospitals have followed shopping to the highway, here U.S. 22. Design architects Venturi, Scott Brown Associates adhered to their twin dicta of large signs for highway settings with a giant H out front that makes the image of the building coincide with the highway sign icon. The building is more loft than hospital, marking their belief in highly adaptable building systems to serve technologically sophisticated purposes.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg", [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 279-280.

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