HCD 10: Perkins Eastman, Outstanding Organization
Perkins Eastman is a global design company that covers 17 practice areas, including healthcare, primary and secondary education, senior life, hotels, urban design, art and culture, etc., with 1,100 employees in 22 studios. Specifically, its healthcare practice has achieved multiple successes for the company in the past year, delivering more than 3 million square feet of completed projects in the United States, and 500,000 square feet internationally, while designing settings for the future of healthcare Up the pace.
For example, the David H. Koch Cancer Care Center at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York opened in early 2020 after more than a decade of hard work. The 750,000-square-foot center uses the entire building — from internal planning to external expression to internal experiences — as an active participant in patient care, helping to reduce tension and anxiety and improve outcomes.
However, in addition to caring for the environment, the project also broke the boundaries of sustainability and flexible design. During the peak energy use period in summer, the LEED Gold project can generate 30-35% of its own electricity through rooftop micro-turbines. The water runoff system allows the building to use rainwater in its cooling technology and to treat rainwater for drinking, bathing and disinfection in emergency situations.
At the same time, its location along the East River inspires the prevention of a 500-year flood event. Each vulnerable entrance has gates, flood elevation machinery, and 25,000 gallon basement fuel tanks protected by submarine-style entrances and exits.
In addition to the Koch Center project, Perkins Eastman also provided the 265,000-square-foot MarinHealth Medical Center: The Oak Pavilion in Greenbrae, California. This is an outstanding project that has improved The threshold of exposure to nature in the field of healthcare. Solarium, terrace and garden.
New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital: The community health center designed by the company is the first large-scale mobile care facility built in Brooklyn in 40 years, covering an area of ??400,000 square feet, the largest.
Perkins Eastman has also contributed to supporting the U.S. response to COVID-19 in a variety of ways, including the design of the 220,000-square-foot Alternative Care Facility for the State University of New York at Stony Brook and several campuses of the University of New York at Langone.
However, what followed further established the company’s mark for the future of design: the completion of three COVID-19 centers of excellence for New York City Health + Hospital/Gotham Health and the New York City Department of Design and Construction.
These first-of-its-kind facilities have a total area of ??more than 100,000 square feet and are designed to support patients suffering from the long-term effects of the virus. These facilities are located in the most severely affected and historically underserved New York neighborhoods of the pandemic. As comprehensive health centers, these facilities are designed to reduce the impact of COVID-19, but also address inequality, health care advocacy and education, and access to appropriate primary and long-term care.
Perkins Eastman focuses on innovation and driving design forward. In the past year alone, it has won more than 20 healthcare design awards for its achievements, and has become a leader in helping the industry navigate the next development.