Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science & Medicine by SOM

Mount Sinai Hess Center

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

Envisioned as a place of discovery and healing, this striking facility is shaped by its translational research mission and urban context.

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

Located in Upper Manhattan, the center places researchers, clinicians, educators, and patients in an integrated environment with stateof- the-art technology.

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

The 11-story building is specifically designed to foster multi-disciplinary interaction through a network of formal and informal settings. The primary design objective was to craft a flexible environment that would be inspiring and supportive for employees while gracious and dignified for patients and their families.

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

Inside, natural light and a warm, simple material palette puts cancer patients at ease. On the exterior, the building features brick and glass, and ample glazing on the ground level helps create a welcoming aesthetic.

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

Located in an economically challenged neighborhood, the building shares its compact site with a residential tower built concurrently to offset the medical center’s cost. Source by SOM.

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto

Location: New York, New York, USA
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Design Partner: Mustafa Abadan, FAIA
Structural Director: Charles Besjak, AIA
Senior Technical Director: Nicholas Holt, AIA
Senior Design Architect: Christopher Cooper, AIA
Senior Design Architect: Scott Habjan, AIA
Project Manager: Salvatore Raffone, AIA
Construction Manager: Lend Lease
Civil Engineer: Langan
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles
Laboratory Planning: Jacobs Planners Collaborative, Inc.
Clinical Programming: Kurt Salmon Associates
Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen & Associates
Landscape Architecture: Quennel Rothschild
Lighting: Susan Brady Lighting Design
Acoustics/AV/IT: Cerami & Associates
Signage/Graphics: Pentagram
LEED Consultant: Paladino & Company
Client: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Site Area: 42,486 square feet
Project Area: 422,769 square feet
Project Completion: 2013
Photographs: Eduard Hueber | archphoto, Courtesy of SOM

Mount Sinai Hess Center
Ground Floor Plan
Mount Sinai Hess Center
Conference and Education Center and Support
Mount Sinai Hess Center
Typical Lab Floor
Mount Sinai Hess Center
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