Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth

Architect: Perkins+Will

Owner: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Location: Monmouth, New Jersey

Category B: Built: More than $25 million in construction cost

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This thoughtful renovation creates a light-filled, uplifting regional outpatient cancer center from what was once a dark, deep floorplate suburban office building. A three-story courtyard bisects the floorplate and follows the arc of the sun, enhancing patient arrival and wayfinding by increasing natural light and views. Upper-level glass-enclosed bridges connect patient areas and amplify the courtyard experience. Together, the client and design team produced a comfortable, memorable healing environment that combines signature Memorial Sloan Kettering brand elements, natural materials, and experiential design that recalls “a walk in the woods.”

"Department areas are planned to create exceptional patient experience as well as effective staff environment—infusion lounge (patient oriented to light, with soft screened glass/staff visualization)." ~ Jury statement

Additional information

Architectural & Interior Design: Perkins+Will

Construction Management: Turner Construction Company

Civil Engineer/ Landscape Architect: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Structural Engineer: Stratford Engineering LLC

MEP FP Engineering: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

Lighting Design: SBLD Studio

AV Design: Shen Milsom & Wilke, Inc.

Door Hardware Consulting: Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions

Code Consulting: Code Consultants Professional Engineers, PC

Acoustic Consulting: Cerami & Associates

Elevator Consultant: VDA

Construction cost or anticipated construction cost: $80 million

Building area or anticipated building area: 154,000 square feet

Construction start date: October 2014

Substantial completion date: January 2018

Jury

David King, FAIA (Chair), SmithGroup JJR, Los Angeles

Tom Clark, FAIA, Clark/Kjos Architects, Portland, Oregon

Lari Diaz, AIA, KMD Architects, San Francisco

Walter Jones, AIA, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland

Patricia Malick, ARRAY Architects, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Paul Mankins, FAIA, substancearchitecture, Des Moines

David Ruthven, AIA, Philips Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Image credits

Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth exterior

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth in daytime

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth techs

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth lounge area

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth side exterior

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth patient area

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth site rendering

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