Rafael Viñoly Architects Announces Completion of the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House

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NEW YORK, NY.- Rafael Viñoly Architects announce the completion of the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House named after the physician who performed the first kidney transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1966, the Barker Transplant House will offer comfortable, convenient accommodations in a supportive community setting and at a nominal cost. Conceived as a ‘home away from home,’ the site will house transplant patients at subsidized rates and offer comfortable hotel rooms where guests can reside while navigating these emotionally and financially difficult situations. The building is being partially funded by public donations and the design and construction teams (including Rafael Viñoly Architects) worked on a pro-bono basis. The Penn Transplant Institute medical team developed the