Fit out of nine floors in a twenty-four-story building constructed in 1927. NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health engages in interdisciplinary research, training, and education and with the goal of improving health for all and reduce health inequities at the population level.
The project consisted of the fit out of nine floors for computational and clinical research in space leased in a fully occupied building. Each floor consists of private offices, open workstations, small meeting rooms for four to ten people and a pantry. In addition, a five-room conference center was constructed accommodating seating for up to forty people and a seminar room with capacity for one-hundred-people. Other specialized spaces included a training room with twenty-four computer terminals, public interview rooms, private relaxation rooms and a large pantry/ gathering space with small tables which could also serve as an informal meeting space. The office front system includes custom designed, floor to ceiling laminated glass. The open office design includes a sound masking system to enhance auditory privacy. Each floor has its own heating and cooling system via a Variable Refrigerant Flow system. The building’s steam perimeter heating system was replaced with a hot water circulation system, including a heat exchanger, allowing NYU to maintain its own temperature control independent of the building’s steam heat system. Steel reinforcement was required at every slab penetration as the building’s slabs were constructed of thin layers of concrete sandwiching five inches of loose cinder fill. Due to the floors being vacated by previous tenants at different times, the construction was split into four phases and took two and half years to complete. The project was delivered on time and under budget.