Sydney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers
As the first step in a five-building upgrade to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering campus in New York City when Studio A+T principal Charles Calcagni was a partner with DaSilva Architects, now E4H Architects, this was the first building in the United States dedicated to prostate cancer research and treatment. The building is designed as a diagram using glass to indicate public areas, limestone enclosing vertical circulation and brick enclosing exam areas. The brick echoes the 1920 era residences to the west and New York Presbyterian’s Cornell Campus to the East. The exam areas are arranged in a C shape around treatment team spaces in the center behind a central reception desk. This project was performed from design to occupancy in under 18 months which also involved excavating 36 feet into Manhattan schist bedrock below.