Type of facility: Cancer center
Client: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Project architect: Larsen Shein Ginsberg Snyder, New York
Construction manager: Axis Construction, Mineola, N.Y.
Completed: December 2000
Size: 22,000 square feet
Cost: $5.5 million
Cost per square foot: $250
Details in this treatment center's design, such as the use of wood paneling and natural light, help ease the stress of a three-hour chemotherapy session, the judges say.
"The warmth of the infusion areas make the treatment less stressful," judge Samuel Daniel, M.D., says.
The outpatient center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is organized around a central core, which includes staff offices, a pharmacy, supply rooms, a lounge and lockers. Treatment areas, along the walls, all have outside views and casework units that provide patients with privacy without taking away from the openness of the design.
Judge Annie Coull says, "The straightforward plan of this project announces equal attention to patient needs and staff efficiency. The extensive use of wood creates a place of comfort and familiarity amid anxiety, and the well-organized amenities of each treatment space respect the patient's need for calm and individual control within the stressful context of treatment."