Albany, New York
Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold
The Patient Pavilion at Albany Medical Center provides spacious private rooms, state-of-the-art operating suites and plentiful family spaces -- all designed with the patient in mind.
Phase I of the tertiary care teaching hospital’s redevelopment established clarity of campus organization and allowed for advances in facilities for interventional service and private room patient care. The project site is adjacent to a designated urban revitalization zone and has attracted additional development including a hotel/conference center, medical office buildings, parking and retail conveniences for patients and staff.
The Phase I project consists of six floors adjacent to existing facilities, and sets patterns in place for several long term planning goals: clarity of front door identity and ease of public access; providing an all private room hospital that is consumer and patient/family friendly; separation of public and nonpublic traffic flow; integration of interventional procedures in one suite; creation of modular flexibility to accommodate emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities; and resolution of immediate and short term program priorities in adult, pediatric and neonatal care departments. The building is designed for future phases of vertical expansion, to eventually accommodate an all-campus private room care model. As the hospital with the highest patient acuity in the New York Capital District, Albany Medical Center experienced a surge in inpatient volume, adding more than 100 beds in this Phase 1 project. As the region’s primary pediatric hospital, consolidation of birthing, neonatal and children’s services was planned as a “hospital within a hospital.”