This project required renovation and expansion of the existing facility at Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Building 21 in Kings Park, NY. Work involved a $65M, 405 bed, 220,000 SF renovation and 60,000 square feet of new construction for its geriatric population.
The renovation work involved complete removal of all interior partitions to permit new ward configurations. Sleeping areas were created with single and double bed configurations with direct access to adjacent bathrooms. Three major additions were constructed to provide large open space for patient education, recreation and developmental training areas. Additional special features added to this building were four new conveyance elevators to improve the buildings overall circulation, and three new secure outdoor recreation areas directly available from the new elevator cores and patient wards.
Design work was stopped following schematic design when it was decided to close down the facility.