American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility in Cheltenham, PA was the first such ACS building in the Philadelphia area. ACS selected Delran Builders to work in conjunction with their project team and Trivers Associates (project architect) to construct this brand new location. The 35,000 sq. ft. building consists of 37 resident rooms, a chapel, a self- serve kitchen area, and an apartment for the live-in facility manager. The structure consists of steel, pre-engineered wood frame panels and trusses. It is clad with an exterior stone veneer and brick in order to blend in with the surrounding building facades. The sitework consisted of a complete storm retention system including a basin, parking lot expansion, and driveway widening. Unexpected rock excavation and moist soils complicated the start of the project, but Delran and the project team were able to work through the site issues to provide a building that exceeded the owner’s expectations and was delivered within budget and on time.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with
others. Delran was honored to be included in providing a building capable of allowing these patients some tranquil space to work on recovery.
Owner: American Cancer Society
Architect: Trivers Associates