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Urban thinking

Josie Robertson Surgery Center,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center, New York; submitted by
Perkins Eastman
Creating a new ambulatory surgery center for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, with a
100-by-115-foot footprint on a tight urban site required
the design team to rethink traditional planning strategies
and go vertical rather than horizontal.
The 179,000-square-foot Josie Robertson Surgery
Center, which opened in December 2015, houses vertically stacked operating rooms on three floors with care
areas specifically designed for specialty procedures.
A PACU short-stay area, family waiting space, pre-op,
and a business center overlooking a rooftop terrace are
located on the other floors.
The stacked arrangement allows ample perimeter
views and natural light inside the patient rooms and surgical support areas, including labs and staff lockers. A
veiled exterior features low-emissivity glazing covered in
a white ceramic frit pattern that's opaque in some areas
to provide privacy without impacting views.
Several variances were required for the building,
including one for the uninterrupted floor plates required
by the surgical program, which meant the building's core
mechanical and structural elements are on the perimeter.
Flood zone requirements also meant that electrical transformers needed to be located in concrete vaults on the
second floor and the main IT center on an upper floor.
Jurors lauded the project's aesthetics that "don't
scream healthcare," such as the luxurious lobby and the
use of natural light. "Nice response to a complex urban
site," one juror noted. HCD

© CHRIS COOPER COURTESY PERKINS EASTMAN

Anne DiNardo is senior editor of Healthcare Design. She
can be reached at anne.dinardo@emeraldexpo.com.

Top: The vertical stacking of the
new ambulatory surgery center for
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center provided ample perimeter
to yield views of the city and bring
natural light into the building. The
top floor for staff and physicians only
includes an outdoor deck for respite
and comingling. Above: A covered
drop-off leads to a luxurious lobby
space in the building. Left: The lightfilled patient rooms have a glass front,
wood finishes, and flexible furniture
for caregivers, and are in a chevron
arrangement to assist with staff
monitoring.

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