After a search, an architectural design firm has been selected for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s new location, 15 acres on the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University, on Tuckahoe Road in Shinnecock Hills. The $305 million project is targeted for completion by 2025.
The Southampton Hospital Association has chosen Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects, two global firms with strong backgrounds in health care design. The firms, each with recent projects at major hospitals, will work together to come up with a concept for the new state-of-the-art facility that will replace the existing building on Meeting House Lane in Southampton Village.
The Southampton Hospital Association operated the current facility, founded in 1909, until 2017, when it joined Stony Brook Medicine and the association turned over its operating certificate to Stony Brook University Hospital, which now runs its operations. The association, however, continues to own and maintain the hospital’s buildings and real estate. In December 2018, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill allowing Stony Brook University to lease property to the association for the hospital’s new location.
Plans are also underway for a new satellite emergency department on Pantigo Place in East Hampton.
Rafael Viñoly Architects recently worked on the Penn Medicine Complex in Philadelphia, the New Stanford Hospital at the Stanford University Medical Center in California, and the University of Chicago Medicine Center. According to a statement from the association, the firm is respected worldwide and “blends a human-centered approach to care with a focus on integrating technological advancements into every aspect of medical care delivery.”
HKS Architects is also recognized for award-winning health care design that “improves health and well-being through compelling, efficient, and flexible solutions, including the patient-sensitive Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the dynamic Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, and the nurturing Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, Texas.”
Both firms have offices in New York City.
“They have built community hospitals and academic medical centers and are keenly adept at solving cultural, technological, and environmental concerns, as well as those of function, with unique and unprecedented solutions and inspired designs,” said Ken Wright, chairman of the hospital association. “We are excited to have this vibrant team onboard to help us reshape the health care landscape on the East End.”
Robert S. Chaloner, the chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, said the hospital is dedicated to building a patient-centric hospital building and enhancing health and well-being. “Together Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects will help us realize our vision of transforming the delivery of health care on the East End to benefit our community for generations to come.”
The two firms will work on the project from the phases of design through construction. They have already selected BR+A as consulting engineers.