Jacobi Medical Center Ambulatory Pavilion
Like an elegant glass bridge, this building connects two pavilions that once flanked a driveway entrance to Jacobi Medical Center’s Pelham Parkway North Entrance. Planned and completed with Pei Cobb Freed and Partners when principal Charles Calcagni was a partner with DaSilva Architects, now E4H Architects, this building uses layers of space consisting of a glass-faced waiting area, reception, charting exam rooms and shared office space at the rear. The spaces are arrayed in a manner to allow them to change in the future, as core walls run east-west and north-south partitions separating exam rooms are movable with a minimum of plumbing and mechanical rework. Visitors enter through a colonnaded overhang, proceed next to a glass, arc-shaped gallery and proceed up to four floors of pediatric, adult and sub-specialty ambulatory care spaces. Each end of the bridge building connects into the hospital adjoining all four floors. This project received the Award of Merit from The NYS AIA in 2013.