Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine

Mount Sinai Hess Center

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2013
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 42,486 square feet Building Height: 228 feet Number of Stories: 11 Building Gross Area: 422,769 square feet
  • Awards
    2014, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2013, Chairmans Award, Greater New York Construction User Council 2014, Healthcare Design Award, AIA – Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2013
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 42,486 square feet Building Height: 228 feet Number of Stories: 11 Building Gross Area: 422,769 square feet
  • Awards
    2014, International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2013, Chairmans Award, Greater New York Construction User Council 2014, Healthcare Design Award, AIA – Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver

Envisioned as a place of discovery and healing, this striking facility is shaped by its translational research mission and urban context. Located in Upper Manhattan, the center places researchers, clinicians, educators, and patients in an integrated environment with state-of-the-art technology. The 11-story building is specifically designed to foster multi-disciplinary interaction through a network of formal and informal settings.

The primary design objective was to craft a flexible environment that would be inspiring and supportive for employees while gracious and dignified for patients and their families. Inside, natural light and a warm, simple material palette puts cancer patients at ease.

On the exterior, the building features brick and glass, and ample glazing on the ground level helps create a welcoming aesthetic. Located in an economically challenged neighborhood, the building shares its compact site with a residential tower built concurrently to offset the medical center’s cost.