Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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Female, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander owned

New York, NY


Jacobi Medical Center Ambulatory Care Pavilion

The new pavilion completes the transformation of the existing 1950s campus into a rigorously functioning hospital complex.

A deliberate sequence of spaces, clarity of organization, and material transparency evoke the spirit of calm fundamental to the practice of public medicine. The curved glass enclosure of the atrium offers expansive views of both sky and garden, while the building’s exterior facade reflects and provides layered views of the leafy garden behind. Visitors enter from the west through a colonnaded overhang. Clinical spaces are accessed via sweeping public circulation gallerias and brightly lit waiting areas. The sequence of spaces leading to the glazed atrium is the beginning of a public circulation spine that logically configures the entire campus. Inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic facilities are thus woven together in a carefully planned horizontal tapestry of associated uses.

SITE: Pelham Parkway South at Eastchester Road, East Bronx

COMPONENTS: 127,000 ft2 / 1,800 m2 new construction, 45,000 ft2 / 4,200 m2 renovation; 18 treatment rooms and 215 clinical exam rooms for ambulatory care, pediatrics, surgery, women's health and medicine; clinical capacity at 400,000 visits per year max; 4 stories; vaulted skylit gallery; new entrance off Pelham Parkway South

CLIENT: Health and Hospitals Corporation NYC, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

PCF&P SERVICES: Architecture, exterior envelope, interior design

Award of Merit
American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter, 2013

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Associate Architect: DaSilva Black Calcagni Chesser Architects, P.C., New York

Structural: Ysrael A. Seinuk, P. C., New York

Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Edwards & Zuck, P.C., New York

Hospital Planning and Programming: MPRI - Medical Planning Research International, Pelham, NY

Landscape: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Interiors: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Paul Warchol, Ian Bader/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners