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MSK Nassau

MSK NASSAU
Architect and interior designer
EwingCole
Client Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center
Where Uniondale, New York
What 114,000 square feet
on 2 floors
Cost/sf $1,578 per square foot

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MSK Nassau, a light-filled,
114,000-square-foot
outpatient cancer treatment
facility in Long Island,
New York, was designed by
EwingCole, and has more than
180 dedicated medical and
professional staff. The facility
has one of the most innovative
technologies available to
help diagnose, monitor,
and treat cancer.

Comfort, privacy, and a sense of control can help reduce the anxieties associated
with cancer treatment. This is reflected in the design of one of Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center's (MSKCC) newest locations, MSK Nassau, which offers
surgical, medical, and radiation oncology consultations, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy, diagnostic radiology, access to clinical trials. MSK Nassau also offers other
specialized services such as genetic counseling, pain management support,
lymphedema therapy, survivorship services, social work, and nutrition counseling.
The challenge was to utilize design to create a sense of place and welcome
on an isolated site.
"The interior challenge emerged from the desire to create intimate spaces
that provide comfort to the patients and their families while working with the
traditional needs of healthcare facilities: visibility, openness, standardization, flexibility,
and low maintenance," says Saul Jabbawy, Principal and Director of Design at
EwingCole. "Additionally, the effort to create an exterior landscape, and allow the
interior of the building to visually interact with the exterior landscape, proved
challenging given the complexity and desired width of the functional program."
MSK Nassau's interiors draw inspiration from both residential and hospitality
typologies. The design team looked at the project holistically, trying to embody
a larger set of issues in the fundamental design of the project, rather than
addressing them as an applique to an independently and functionally planned
environment. These include concerns such as diminishing environmental stresses,
establishing positive focal points, facilitating social interaction, providing ample
access to daylight and views to nature, and allowing direct control of interior
environments wherever possible.
All aspects of the project-from the massing of the building, to the design
of the landscape around the building, the configuration of the exterior volumes and
fa├žade, and their relationships to the interior public and medical spaces-were
coordinated to allow for compartmentalized yet visibly open spaces, all with direct
views to the exterior landscape and daylight.
"That holistic and integrated approach coupled with a front stage/backstage
strategy to planning generated a positive framework for the theming approach
overlay," says Jabbawy. "The theming contributed to the sense of comfort and
distraction through the use of iconic notions of the 'home' integrating well with the
intimate scale of the planning." As such, public spaces are divided into smaller-scale,
residential-like rooms, to create a more intimate effect. Multiple seating styles and
amenities facilitate purposeful waiting during treatments. Material palettes and
finishes celebrate the regional character, such as commissioned fiber tapestries
by Alexandra Kehayoglou, which depict nature-inspired images of surrounding
Long Island beaches and landscapes.
The thoughtful design and layout of the center's public and clinical spaces
aims to promote a healing environment by reducing environmental stresses,
establishing positive focal points, facilitating social interaction, providing ample
access to daylight and views to nature, and allowing direct control of interior
environments wherever possible. Patients can adjust lighting, temperature, and
shades within the infusion suite, and can choose to surf the web, watch television,
order food, and take in views of nature from their infusion chairs.

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