Whiting Turner Contract Announced

BETHESDA, Md. — October 17, 2022 —The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) The Children’s Inn is embarking on an ambitious project to transform the existing 32- year -old building into The Inn of tomorrow. While providing much-needed infrastructure upgrades, the project’s new addition adds guestrooms for long-term residents and enhances all existing spaces, including a spectacular two-story entrance, reception area, and convenient pedestrian walkway access to the NIH Clinical Center.


“Our goal is to meet the changing needs of the NIH and the families we serve through this transformative project,” said Jennie Lucca, Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Inn. “As science evolves and medical treatments become more expansive, The Inn must adapt and grow to best serve our patients.”


The Children’s Inn has been working with Perkins + Will Architects and Orr Partners Construction Management and most recently hired Whiting Turner Contracting Company to assist The Children’s Inn with budget and constructability preconstruction services during the design process. Whiting Turner has been a partner working on the NIH campus for 25 years. Bryan Embrey, Senior Project Manager for Whiting-Turner stated, “We are very excited to have been chosen to be a part of the Children’s Inn renovation project, helping to enhance their mission to provide a place like home for the children and young adult patients and their families. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this meaningful project.”


The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit “Place Like Home” for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the world’s premier biomedical research hospital. The Inn reduces the burden of illness through therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming – all at no cost to the families. Since opening in 1990, more than 15,500 families worldwide, and all 50 states, have considered The Inn their home. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child.