Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

New York, NY


Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center

Inserted between two existing hospital buildings, this facility expresses the vitality and dynamism of the medical community it serves. A curving, energy-efficient glass wall acts as a counterpoint to the existing masonry buildings and offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Electronically controlled vertical shades track the movement of the sun, maintaining a temperate internal environment and presenting a constantly changing façade. A four-story skylit atrium makes visible the vertical organization of the hospital and brings natural light, a feeling of spaciousness, and a visual connection to the New York City sky.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Architect