MSKCC, Regional Cancer Center, New Building and Renovation

Client: MSKCC

Architect: EwingCole

Location: Commack, NY

Size: New Bldg. 37,000 SF, Renovation. 52,000 SF

Date Completed: 2016

JFK&M provided Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Medical Gases, Fire Protection, IT and Security engineering design services for the MSKCC Ambulatory Care Center in an expansion and renovation project.  This center is one of MSKCC’s network of community-based state-of-the-art outpatient cancer treatment facilities throughout the local geographical area. This project involves the design and construction of a 37,000-sf expansion and associated renovations to the existing 52,000 sq. ft. building located at 650 Commack Rd, Commack NY. It also includes a 40% increase in parking spaces in the existing complex.  The project supports MSKCC’s strategic objective to provide additional space for program expansion, allowing MSKCC to maintain a leadership role in the research for treatment and cure of cancer.

The program includes the following elements within the expansion building.

  • Reception/registration
  • Laboratory Medicine: 900 SF Pharmacy included.
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Oncology Office Practice
  • Infusion Suite
  • Breast Imaging Services
  • Surgical Oncology/Pain Management
  • Dermatology & MOHS
  • Radiology Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Research
  • Rehab (Associated with Lymphedema) and Retail Pharmacy
  • Administrative/Staff Support (Conference Rooms, Lounge, Lockers, etc.)
  • 750 SF Food Services

Two pharmacies are located in the renovated and occupied areas.  They contained pharmaceutical refrigerators, pill counter systems, storage cabinets, work stations, copy machine and printers. The 900-sf Pharmacy had to meet special ventilation standards.

The MEP/FP systems were designed to provide maximum flexibility for future growth and program changes.  System capacity and/or equipment space was included to handle the future expansion of the program into the steel frame structure. The fire alarm system for this project consisted of an expansion panel and the subsequent integration of new and existing systems. One of the most important LEED design objectives for the project was the inclusion of included sustainable design strategies for the building to enhance occupant comfort levels by providing superior indoor air quality and environmental controls, maximizing the use of natural light, reducing energy and resource consumption and, as a result, decreasing the facilities’ operating and maintenance costs.