This inpatient facility for a venerable New York City medical institution includes an inpatient surgical unit at one end and, at the other, a new amenities unit providing special services to the patient community.
As the focus of the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute—the home of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center—its relaxed “town square” environment is a sanctuary for the hospital community.
Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a generously proportioned reception desk, where a concierge service is also available. Seating alcoves and lounge areas are arranged for convenience and comfort while adding a welcome degree of intimacy to the large space. Essential to the identity of this facility is its emphasis on education. A patient education center is arranged to accommodate group and individual interactions. Further informing the public, a dedicated Wall of History traces the progress of the institution from its founding to the present day, illustrating the outstanding accomplishments of this institution.
Existing hospital campus on the upper east side of Manhattan
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Surgical Care Unit for gastrointestinal surgery; patient rooms totaling 48 beds; patient lounges; support spaces and amenities
Architecture, exterior envelope, interior design
Best of 2010 Awards: Award of Merit
McGraw Hill, 2010
The primary hallway is punctuated at its center by a triangular skylight, expressed on the exterior in a series of triangular bays that offer spectacular views of the East River and beyond.
Associate Architect: Ballinger, Philadelphia; Structural: Thornton Tomasetti, New York; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Syska Hennessy Group, New York; Interiors: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Images: PCF&P, Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, Ian Bader/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners