Submitted by: EwingCole (New York)

Opened in August 2016, Imbert Cancer Center (Bayshore, N.Y.) is part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer programs in the Long Island, N.Y., region. Imbert Cancer Center brings together experienced cancer specialists in surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. The new facility builds on the cancer services Northwell Health Cancer Institute has been offering the community for years, including colorectal, gynecologic oncology, thoracic, and breast care.

The cancer center is as an adaptive reuse project utilizing a former supermarket building. To support this cause the design team introduced architectural materials that have high recycled content and significantly contribute to LEED initiatives. In addition, all lighting uses energy-efficient LED fixtures with dimming and long life capabilities. The majority of materials are no or low VOCs.

The lobby of the center and the other public spaces are designed as an evolving art gallery and comfortable space for community events. The center features a respite garden for such events and also for the patients and staff use. The center offers spaces for support groups and educational activities.

Project category: Conversion

Chief administrator: Meredith Feinberg, vice president, cancer service line administration

Department of Corporate Facility Services: John Gregory, Betty Sarmiento, Ken Singson, Barry Zuckerman

Firm: EwingCole,

Design team: EwingCole (architect, interior designer, and engineer)

Total building area (sq. ft.): 46,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $520

Total construction cost (excluding land): $24 million

Completed: November 2016