Two firms have been tapped to design the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on the site of the Stony Brook Southampton University.
“Both Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects are global firms who together bring us brilliant architectural talent and deep and broad healthcare expertise,” said Ken Wright, chairman of the Southampton Hospital Association.
“They have built community hospitals and academic medical centers and are keenly adept at solving cultural, technological and environmental concerns, as well as those of function, with unique and unprecedented solutions and inspired designs. We are excited to have this vibrant team onboard to help us reshape the healthcare landscape on the East End.”
The plan for the new hospital is the result of research by Erdman, a national strategic planning firm specializing in healthcare which studied service offerings, population health, patient experience, new care models, and the existing facility. Fifteen acres on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University have been designated as the site of the new state-of-the-art facility that will replace the existing Meeting House Lane hospital location, which dates back to 1924.
The architect search attracted many of the world’s most visible and reputable firms. The decision by the SHA Board to appoint the team of Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects centered on strict criteria, including their impressive experiences in the healthcare sector; a steadfast commitment to a collaborative process; the ability to bridge the elegance of iconic design with sustainability; and importantly, experience with, and respect for, the topography and legacy of the East End. The budget for the design project is $305 million.
It is targeted to be completed and operational by 2025.