Patient- and family-centered care is embedded in the design of the 734,000 SF NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, a world-class ambulatory care center that combines innovative clinical approaches and cutting-edge technology to provide exceptional care and a seamless patient experience.
The building is a robust ambulatory care center that provides interdisciplinary treatment for digestive diseases, cancer, and other outpatient services. The program includes 29 procedure rooms for Ambulatory Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and Endoscopy; Radiation Oncology, Infusion, and Diagnostic Imaging. The procedure areas feature 100% private prep/recovery rooms that are dedicated to the patient and their family for the duration of their visit. Decentralized caregiver stations located outside pairs of prep/recovery rooms bring care closer to the patient. Circulation is clear with a separation of on-stage and off-stage flows. Patients and families travel along light-filled perimeter corridors with clear wayfinding.
The building’s exterior has a distinctive obeche wood screen within a triple-glazed insulated curtain wall. The interior also uses wood tones to provide warmth to the public and patient spaces while other materials and details were chosen for their durability and maintainability.
The facility is designed for future flexibility. Each floor has standardized procedure rooms and exam layouts allowing flexible use of the rooms and the ability to adapt to changing technology over time. A long-span structural system reduced the number of columns and maximized uninterrupted floor area for evolving equipment and technology needs.
Technology is central to delivering exceptional care. The Center’s MRI/PET/Angiography suite is the first of its kind in the world. Combining all of the key imaging technologies used for minimally-invasive procedures, including MRI/PET, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and rotational CT, it enables clinicians to diagnose, plan, and precisely guide procedures and verify their completeness. The NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center features three linear accelerators, including New York’s first MRI-guided linear accelerator for precision radiation treatment of tumors.
The facility’s sustainable strategies include a high-performance building skin, high-efficiency mechanical systems and a green roof covering 30% of the surface. Systems are designed to decrease energy use by 18.7% and water usage by 30%. The distinctive façade consists of triple paned insulated glazing with slatted wood screens, which reduces solar glare, building heat gain, and the need for solar and privacy shading. The combination of these resource and energy-conservative design methods contributed to the center being awarded a LEED Gold sustainability ranking by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Designed through a collaboration between Ballinger, HOK, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.