Northwell Health, Katz Women’s Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavilion

Katz Women's Hospital
Katz Women's Hospital
Katz Women's Hospital

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2011
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 4.50 acres Building Height: 140 feet Number of Stories: 7 Building Gross Area: 295,000
  • Awards
    2011, Award in Excellence: AIA - Long Island Chapter, AIA – Long Island Chapter 2012, HD Awards, Healthcare, Hospitality Design Magazine
  • Collaborators
    SBLD Studio Thomas Balsley Associates Van Deusen & Associates Romano Gatland Lebowitz/Gould/Design, Inc. WSP Cantor Seinuk Salans Pts Consulting (It Infrastructure) Stantec - Vancouver Davis Langdon Lerch Bates Upright Expediters Horizon Engineering Associates Source Atlantic Swisslog Healthcare Solutions Cerami & Associates Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2011
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 4.50 acres Building Height: 140 feet Number of Stories: 7 Building Gross Area: 295,000
  • Awards
    2011, Award in Excellence: AIA - Long Island Chapter, AIA – Long Island Chapter 2012, HD Awards, Healthcare, Hospitality Design Magazine
  • Collaborators
    SBLD Studio Thomas Balsley Associates Van Deusen & Associates Romano Gatland Lebowitz/Gould/Design, Inc. WSP Cantor Seinuk Salans Pts Consulting (It Infrastructure) Stantec - Vancouver Davis Langdon Lerch Bates Upright Expediters Horizon Engineering Associates Source Atlantic Swisslog Healthcare Solutions Cerami & Associates Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC

A curved glass facade gives this women’s hospital a generous and expansive appearance, and its syncopation of vertical elements reflect the diverse functions housed within. The facility consolidates women’s services, improving efficiency and providing a high degree of patient- and family-focused care.

The 300,000-square-foot tower serves as a striking new “front door” for the 48-acre Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ) campus. The building’s geometry is based on the ancient vesica piscis, a fertility symbol with overlapping circles. This creates two convex surfaces — one facing the facility’s entrance, the other facing its main tower. Inside, the curved design helps mitigate the endless corridors so common in medical buildings.

To bring an added level of comfort, the interior is modeled after residential and hotel design. Single-occupancy birthing suites allow for overnight stays for new fathers, while large lounges provide space for additional family members. Almost all patient rooms have views of a neighboring meadow.