The Renovation and Expansion of the Department of Surgery encompasses space distributed over two floors in four wings of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell campus at 68th Street. Our team developed a master plan that reorganized existing facilities and expanded the department into adjacent space. This phased master plan creates a cohesive, unified, and distinguished identity for the Department of Surgery; provides a clear sense of entry; and encourages and facilitates collaboration and a collective sense of exploration and discovery among the department’s specialties.


Phase I included the primary entrance, reception and waiting areas, exam rooms, and a physician education conference room. Phase II, Center for Advanced Digestive Care, houses both bariatrics and colorectal suites with paired entrances for each department and administrative space situated around an open courtyard. Phase III, Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL), encompassed the integration of a new, high-tech surgical simulation suite. Future phases IV and V will address academic and administrative space needs on the 7th and 8th floors.

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