Perkins Eastman | Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Lenox Health Greenwich Village

New York, New York
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) purchased the historically significant O’Toole building, formerly of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, to bring full-scale emergency care back to Greenwich Village. Including Manhattan’s first freestanding Emergency Department, the facility has an ambulance bay for emergency vehicle use, a walk-in entrance for the Emergency Department, and a separate entrance for scheduled patient surgery and imaging.

Originally designed by Albert Ledner as the headquarters of the National Maritime Union and district hiring hall for local maritime trades, this 160,000 sf facility underwent an adaptive reuse to provide three primary medical services: the first freestanding, 24-hour Emergency Department in the New York metropolitan area; a full-service Imaging Center featuring digital x-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound; and a specialized ambulatory surgery facility focusing on interventional treatments for the sick and elderly. The interior reflects the underlying themes of the original program and design—the sea, ships, and circular shapes.

The project was developed utilizing a Design Assist/Integrate Project Delivery method to accelerate the timeline and promote a unified team dynamic. The team coordinated closely with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and NPS/State Historic Preservation Office in the building’s transformation as it is located in a historic district. This project is pursuing LEED Gold certification.
Docomomo U.S. Modernism in America Awards, Design Award of Excellence - Commercial (2018)
The New York Landmarks Conservancy, Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award (2017)
BD+C Reconstruction Awards, Bronze Award (2015)
ENR New York Regional Awards, Award of Merit: Best Renovation/Restoration (2015)
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