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Northwell Health, Syosset Surgi Center

From repairing auto bodies to fixing human bodies

  • 18K

    Square Feet

  • $16M

    Construction Value

  • Syosset, New York

    Syosset, New York

The entire façade was given a facelift with new entrances, canopy structures, and metal and wood-panel cladding

When Northwell Health needed a location for a new ambulatory surgery center, they looked no further than their own inventory of real estate—and found the answer in a less than obvious place. A former car dealership structure, acquired by the health system years ago and used as an ambulance fleet maintenance shop, was the unlikely but ideal facility. 

The two structures include a single-story former showroom facing the street and a high-bay service garage sitting several feet lower. The site, which slopes away from the street, and the straddled building provided two unique opportunities. With the change in elevation, the site creates natural discretion for patients as they leave surgery. At the same time, the high-bay service garage has ample ceiling space to support all the equipment necessary for a surgical suite. 

Taking advantage of an otherwise challenging building configuration, the planning was arranged to allow a singular flow-through; patients enter registration and the waiting room through the upper-level entrance canopy and leave discreetly from the lower level. With five new operating rooms, twenty patient holding bays, and on-site instrument processing, the ambulatory surgery center at Syosset provides a powerful platform for outpatient surgery in a very prominent, convenient, yet unassuming location. 

Meet Our Team

Collin Beers , Senior Principal

I enjoy the range of activities in design. From developing strategy to the details of getting a renovation project done, I get energized by engaging with my clients.

Matt Eastman, Principal

As designers, there are few things as satisfying as the moment when the right solution reveals itself.

Collin Beers

Senior Principal

Matt Eastman

Principal

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