Stony Brook Medical Center Topping-Off Ceremony
A major milestone was met on July 24th when the final piece of structural framing for the Stony Brook Medical Center Hospital Pavilion was lifted into place. The 10-level building will house a new Children's Hospital, surgical units, imaging department, and adult critical care and cardiac care units. It is part of a new development that will also include the Medical and Research Translation building. LiRo is Construction Manager for the project. All photos courtesy of Island Swann Studios.
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SUNY Stony Brook University MART
A 470,000 sf addition for Stony Brook University Medical Center's new Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building and New Beds Support Tower is currently under construction. LiRo is providing construction management services for the project, which will provide expanded facilities to support the medical centers capacity to care for cancer patients and to perform relevant research. Translational research focuses on multi-disciplinary collaboration to take basic research from the lab, through clinical trials, to the marketplace for direct patient care. Research topics will include cancer, infectious disease, and neurological disease and disorders, as well as advanced medical imaging.
The project includes a cancer center, research center, bed tower, and advanced medical education facilities. The 20-story, 170-bed tower will house state-of-the-art inpatient bed accommodations, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, expanded dining and other public facilities. The eight-story MART building will be the University's new headquarters for cancer research, advanced medical imaging, neurosciences, and cancer care. The education center includes a modern 300-seat auditorium for live and distance education and community outreach programs. Shared by the MART and the bed tower, the auditorium sits between the two buildings, creating a continuous public corridor. The new buildings have a strong connection to the original medical center, centralizing healthcare services that are easily accessible from multiple entrances.
Construction costs are being funded, in part, by a substantial private donation made by Dr. James and Dr. Marilyn Simons, and the Simons Foundation. At $150 million, it is the largest gift in the history of the SUNY system, and one of the largest to any institution of public higher education in the nation.
The design of the buildings will create a new visual identify for the medical campus. The main façade of the MART building will be a glass curtain wall with distinctive vertical stripe patterns. Strong horizontal metal reveals at each level of the bed tower curtain wall will provide contrast to the MART façade. To provide clear definition and identity for the complex entrance, the front glass façade of the auditorium will feature a large Stony Brook logo in a red ceramic frit pattern printed directly onto the glass. Construction completion is scheduled for 2018.
MART Groundbreaking, November 13, 2013
Photo (l to r): LIA President Kevin Law, Benefactor Dr. James Simons, Governor Andrew Cuomo, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, SUNY President Samuel Stanley