East River Science Park, Biotech Laboratories
New York, NY
Biotechnology has emerged as one of the key industries of the new century. Despite New York City’s plethora of world-class medical talent, the industry has been constrained by the city’s limited space for commercial research. EE&K’s design for the East River Science Park makes a significant contribution toward ensuring New York City’s role in the future of biomedical research.
Located between Bellevue Hospital and NYU School of Medicine, the new 6.7-acre campus will accommodate 1.5 million square feet of state-of-the art research laboratories. EE&K’s plan is focused on a new campus commons that provides addresses for three new lab buildings and follows the East Side’s tradition of great open spaces. The plan also creates strong pedestrian links with the surrounding neighborhood, and between Bellevue and NYU’s Tisch Hospital to establish the new development as the true heart of the East Side’s nascent biomedical corridor.
EE&K’s design will be developed in three phases. The first phase includes a new 14-story state of the art lab building housing incubator space for newly established and start-up biotech companies, as well as the adaptive reuse of the historic Psychiatric Building into housing, a child care center, clinical research, practice and conference facilities.