New Science and Innovation Center

The project: New Science & Innovation Center to house multiple laboratories, the University’s School of Nursing, and research space for the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

Project amenities: The Center features a variety of classrooms, labs, simulation areas, and exam rooms. All amenities are connected by a four-story internal staircase along the west side of the building. Nursing-specific areas include a full surgical simulation wing with two operating room lab spaces optimized for cardiac profusion and anesthesia, plus a clinical skills and patient care lab.

The new engineering space consists of an expansion to the University’s Big Data Lab, a large maker space to facilitate student prototyping, an intelligent systems cognitions/robotics lab, bioengineering lab, tissue culture facility, and an industrial engineering manufacturing lab.

Design approach: All inclusive engineering services were provided by the IMEG team for the new Center. This included both new and relocation of existing utilities including temporary facilities during construction.

Challenge: The Center is located on the University’s East Campus adjacent to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business building. The University completed a full environmental review, including a traffic study, for the building. The Town of Hempstead reviewed and approved the final environment report and site plan. An existing 7,200-sf campus building known as the Career Center was demolished to accommodate construction of the Center.

Project outcome: IMEG’s MEP, structural, and civil engineering team was involved with the project from programming through close out. The team provided expertise in laboratory design, sustainability efforts, and site development to the project.

Owner
Hofstra University
Location
Hempstead, NY
Size
70,000-sf
Services Provided

Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Civil