Perkins Eastman | Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery

Various Locations
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the nation’s oldest orthopedic hospital, where more than 25,000 surgical procedures are performed annually.

Perkins Eastman has assisted the institution in providing enhanced care through its world-class facilities. Major projects include:

Medical Practice Suites: New outpatient orthopedic facility adjoining the Chelsea Piers outpost in Stamford, Connecticut. This facility expands the Hospital’s ability to provide diagnostic and therapy in the Stamford area, with 20 exam rooms, two radiology rooms, four pre-/post bays, MRI suite, imaging suite, pain management suite, physician offices, support functions, and MEP functions. The design of the façade creates a distinctive identity for the facility and clerestory windows above the elevated patient entrance/drop-off area bring natural light and fresh air into the main patient waiting room.

Clinic Solution Project: Consolidation and relocation of the outpatient orthopedic clinic across the street from the main hospital campus, allowing for an expanded number of exam rooms, en-suite radiology, and flexibility for adaptation of future technology, and a more accessible location for both staff and patients. The newly renovated clinic includes two x-ray rooms, associated control and dressing rooms, 13 exam rooms, nurse station, administration and clinician accommodations, staff lounge, waiting area for patients and family, reception, and registration. Support spaces are designed to accommodate additional procedures. As the primary clinical space is located below grade, the interior design prioritized a palette of subdued neutral tones, natural elements and green accents, and recessed and up-lighting to simulate natural light.

Research Labs: Renovation of five floors totaling 35,000 sf to accommodate the relocation and modernization of the hospital’s research programs including wet labs, support spaces, and a vivarium.