The Renovation and Expansion of the Department of Surgery encompasses space distributed over two floors in four wings of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell campus at 68th Street. Our team developed a master plan that reorganized existing facilities and expanded the department into adjacent space. This phased master plan creates a cohesive, unified and distinguished identity for the Department of Surgery; provides a clear sense of entry; and encourages and facilitates collaboration and a collective sense of exploration and discovery among the department’s specialties.
Phase I, a new out-patient clinic and administrative and academic offices, conference and library space, supporting clinical and educational endeavors, has been completed. Phase II, Center for Advanced Digestive Care, also complete, features administrative, bariatric and colorectal suites. Phase III is the Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL), which will feature a surgical simulation suite. Future phases IV and V will address academic and administrative space needs on the 7th and 8th floors.