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NewYork–Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Center 199

New York, New York, USA

Competition: 2013

The NewYork–Presbyterian Ambulatory

The typical clinical floor has 12 flexible

In response to the center’s proximity to the

Care Center is the first step in a long-term

operating rooms. To minimize the need to

river, critical infrastructure is placed at the

master plan for the expansion of NewYork–

move patients, the design places 36 private

top of the building for protection during

Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in

prep and recovery rooms on a single level.

severe weather events.

New York City’s Upper East Side.

Each floor has support spaces and family waiting areas that overlook York Avenue,

The team designed the building to support a

Accommodating 40,000 patients annually,

the gardens at Rockefeller University

future overbuild of 230,000 square feet.

the facility’s primary services include

and the East River.

outpatient surgery, endoscopy, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, radiation

A clear wayfinding system and advanced

oncology and digestive disease treatments.

technology enhance patient access and comfort. The program layout provides distinct

◄ exterior perspective

Public functions, including the main lobby,

separation of patients and families from

patient services and a wellness center for

back-of-house circulation. An employee-only

patient health and alternative medicines, are

support floor located between the five clinical

located on lower floors.

floors promotes efficient staff flow.

2014 design annual

460,000 sq. ft. / 42,700 sq. m.


2014 HOK Design Annual