In order to serve their performing arts clients better, Weill Cornell sought to expand its Institute for the Voice in a neighborhood convenient to many voice professionals. In a building with a mix of business and residential zoning, the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice will occupy a portion of the first and second floors with a discrete entrance separate from the residential entrance. Sound control needed to be considered for many of the spaces for both adjacent residents and medical suites.
The space will include exam and procedure rooms specifically designed for the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. These rooms will be acoustically designed to support gathering high-resolution audio and visual data of patients voices and throats providing the tools for precise diagnosis of their conditions. Speech pathology rooms will be acoustically designed to be virtually soundproof.
The expansion of Weill Cornell’s ENT Department off-site allows vital services to expand within the confines of the Weill Greenberg Center for better adjacencies. The expansion will also allow for enough space to facilitate clinical trials.