The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is developing a $100 million research centre focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and precision medicine in Manhattan.
The Hamilton & Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence & Human Health is an exciting new project being developed by Lendlease and designed by HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum). The 65,000 sq. ft. facility is located on 3 East 101st Street in Manhattan, and will become the first of its kind within a U.S. medical school.
The centre will enable staff and faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to advance AI and transform healthcare, and will also host staff from the Genomic Health and Emergency Departments. It will feature computer and other “dry” labs to support research that advances medicine and diagnostics.
“HOK’s design transforms the 12-story building into an open and collaborative environment that will support important research and facilitate the recruitment of new faculty and staff,” said David Schwartz, regional leader for Science + Technology with HOK.
HOK’s design criteria involved a renovation of the original façade from 1964. They sought a contemporary, sleek exterior with exceptional thermal and acoustic performance. Our triple-glazed TB50 SG curtain wall system, designed for structural glazing, will not only enhance the building’s external appearance but also substantially diminish noise pollution. All installation works are being carried out by Related Services LLC, based in Amityville, New York.
Inside, the design prioritizes staff comfort, collaborative spaces and areas for quiet focus. Each floor has a mix of open workstations, private offices, meeting spaces, video/phone rooms and gender-neutral toilets. Strategies for accommodating the staff’s sensory needs include incorporating sound-dampening acoustic materials and eliminating visual clutter and distractions throughout the space.
The Hamilton & Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence & Human Health was made possible by a donation of an undisclosed amount from investment firm Blackstone Group’s Hamilton Evans “Tony” James and his wife Amabel.