Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Ambulatory Cancer Center
Location: West Harrison, New York
Category B: Built, More than $25 million in construction cost
The West Harrison site for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Regional Cancer Center was an existing 1950s office building. The challenge for the design team was converting the dated brick and metal panel building with large floor plates into a state of the art cancer center which upheld MSK’s preeminence as the leader in cancer treatment and reflected their high standard of care. The building not only accomplished the stringent task of achieving LEED Gold but also implemented additional healthy-building initiatives such as specifying entirely PVC-free products for both construction and design.
An elegant design, this adaptive reuse project is carefully crafted with thoughtful proportion and detail. From the cast in place wall, framed elements in the landscape to layering of finishes, selection of furniture and integration of environmental graphics, this projects demonstrates sensitivity to design and attention to detail at all levels. The jury appreciated the use of skylights to carve natural light into this large footprint.