Project Description

As COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in NYC at the onset of this pandemic, under a directive from the Governor’s Office and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, di Domenico + Partners was retained to take quick action in providing design and construction build-out services for a secure, patient-oriented, yet temporary hospital that could ease pressure on the strained NYC healthcare system. This unparalleled endeavor involved design and collaboration between the Javits Center and a wide range of local, state, and federal agencies.

The original Javits Center Temporary Hospital design was intended to admit non-COVID patients, ensuring that all NYC residents could receive the medical attention that they required. The approach in this process was to take the emergency and temporary hospital program requirements, outlined by FEMA and the NYS Department of Health, and translate them into an interim medical facility coordinated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. These guidelines have been meticulously checked to meet the needs of the medical staff and patient care.

As COVID-19 cases continued to spike and the numbers began to seem untenable, the hospital was transitioned into a COVID-specific treatment facility. The hospital’s design was adapted to follow even stricter medical compliance while still maintaining a comfortable and hospitable atmosphere for a wider demographic of patient needs. The final design complimented the Javits Center’s existing organization and aesthetic yet preserved its integrity as a global meeting place.

Javits Center temporary hospital room
LOCATION

New York, NY

CLIENT

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Operating Corporation & US Army Corps of Engineers

AWARDS

2021 SARA NY Design Awards – Design Award of Honor

2021 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards – Transformation and Innovation Award

In an unprecedented time, it offered up comfort and peace of mind to a city steeped in uncertainty.
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital elevation
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital atrium and national guard
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital birds eye view
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital nursing station
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital room / plan view
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital beforeJavits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital in progress
Javits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital in progressJavits Center Medical Station & Temporary Field Hospital after
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