• Client Northwell Health
    Location Glen Oaks, NY
  • Client Northwell Health
    Location Glen Oaks, NY
  • Client Northwell Health
    Location Glen Oaks, NY

Behavioral Health

Zucker Hillside Replacement Hospital

Challenge

Zucker Hillside Hospital is recognized for its pioneering work in the diagnosis, treatment and research of mental illness.  Their 223-bed aging facility was woefully out of date and needed to be replaced. An additional challenge was that this facility needed to house three distinct populations:  adults, gero-psych and adolescent patients.

Solution

We designed all rooms to flex from private to semi-private, featuring a 19-bed patient unit comprised of three private and eight semi-private rooms. An innovative corridor system separates patients, staff and visitors into three distinct zones, increasing patient and staff safety, while decreasing the institutional feel of the building.

Result

The spatial organization supports each patient’s clinical, emotional and physical needs and provides a safe and efficient facility allowing caregivers to deliver healthcare in a compassionate environment.  Activity rooms and dining areas feature partial-height partitions and glass walls to provide visibility from the support zones and also allows natural light to flow through the central areas. Large scale, impactful art serves as a wayfinding device at key entry portals, complemented by soothing colors and materials.

Collaborators

Ennead Architects
Gotham Construction
O’Donnell & Naccarato
Stantec
WSP Flack + Kurtz

This project was honored by receiving an honorable mention in the May/June 2013 issue of Behavioral Healthcare’s Design Showcase.  For more images from the Showcase, please click here.

Visit Array’s Video Library for a 4-part video series on the design elements of this project.
1: Building Organization
2: Universal Room Model/Patient Safety
3: Staff Support Areas and Safety
4: Patient Bathroom Features

 

 

 

 

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