The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York
United States

This 25-story medical tower not only creates a striking new identity along the Manhattan skyline, but also redefines patient and staff experiences by incorporating a feeling of warmth and hospitality throughout a cutting edge facility.

The lighting design plays a critical role in setting the tone for the varied spaces throughout the building, ensuring that medical staff are appropriately equipped for daily functions, and that patients are able to rest and heal in a calming environment. To achieve this goal, a range of lighting fixtures are used throughout the many space types, allowing the lighting to match the theme of each space. Restoration waiting areas benefit from indirect lighting, as these serve patients who may experience light sensitivity. In contrast, activation waiting areas feature decorative lighting elements, creating a space that patients and companions can enjoy together.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Healthcare
  • LEED Gold Certified
    750,000 sq.ft. | 69,677 sq.m.
    $1.5 B
  • Perkins Eastman Architects in association with Ennead Architects
    ICRAVE (Interior Designer)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen Award of Merit
  • International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Merit
  • Andrew Rugge / Chris Cooper