The Long Island Jewish Medical Center needed to expand its Hearing & Speech/Otolaryngology Center, an on-campus free-standing building located near the Main Hospital. P. Chow Architect was commissioned to create the new, dynamic addition in New Hyde Park, N.Y. As part of the firm’s task, the architects were asked to incorporate distinctive, large-scale wood sculptures throughout the space. Natural stone and modern resin wall panels were introduced to enhance the warmth of the wood and the sculptures were built into the walls, rather than merely placed upon them.
HEALTHY COLLABORATIONThe architect collaborated with Betty Sarmiento, the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s director of facilities design, and Joseph Esposito, the System’s project architect, to create definition of the building mass, including the incorporation of a two-story, sloped glass wall that adds a sense of spaciousness to the lower level waiting area and inundates the otherwise underground space with natural light. The System’s project manager, Dwight Scheible, provided invaluable management through the construction process. His extensive experience and wide-ranging expertise helped bring the building to fruition.
Axis Construction Corporation of Hauppauge, N.Y., was the construction manager for the new addition. W&C