Perkins Eastman | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York
Perkins Eastman, working with Ennead Architects, is providing programming, architecture, and interior design services for The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a next-generation facility focused on advances in outpatient cancer care. Occupying a shared site with a new building for CUNY-Hunter College, this research and treatment facility will create a signature architectural identity in the New York skyline for the two independent institutions.

A translational research platform, the facility serves two distinct yet integrated services. Dedicated floors accommodating wet and dry research spaces accommodate innovative clinical trials and in-depth research programs. The center is designed to bring patients healing from similar diseases together in a hospitality-driven environment that reduces stress and anxiety and fosters communication among patients, families, and staff. The building will accommodate infusion therapy for post-surgery patients and other drug and advanced medical therapies, as well as for patients who are undergoing extensive diagnosis and treatment. Varying areas of respite, both indoor spaces and outdoor terraces, have views of the East River.

The 750,000 sf, 25-floor facility includes an assortment of patient and family amenities, full support services, academic offices, and two below-grade levels for parking.

In accordance with both client missions, the overall project is being designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Healthcare Design, 2020 Design Showcase, Award of Merit (2020)
NYCxDesign Awards, Health + Wellness, Winner (2020)
Interior DesignHealing Hands
Health Facilities ManagementResilient Hospital Design
Interior DesignDesign Town Hall: Designing the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care