The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED® certification to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in recognition of the hospital’s successful sustainable design and construction strategies. The 516,000 square foot hospital is located in downtown New Haven.
When planning for Smilow began in 2002, sustainable strategies, including LEED certification, were not widely considered attainable in healthcare, given their high energy demands and other perceived constraints. The project team rose to the challenge of making Smilow a sustainable trendsetter. New opportunities for LEED points were sought and identified by ...[more]
Creating an environment that promotes healing complements the development and practice of treatments that heal. That was the thinking behind the design of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, which has received an Award of Merit in the Connecticut Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) 2011 Green Building Design Awards. Norman Roth, Yale-New Haven’s Senior Vice President of Administration, accepted the award at the June 21 ceremony in New Haven.
The hospital was designed by Shepley Bulfinch and landscape architects Towers|Golde, and built by Turner Construction.
Eight years in the making, the 516,000 square foot cancer hospital ...[more]
What happens when you integrate sophisticated cancer treatment with the healing power of nature and art? Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital is the subject of a three-page feature in the September 2010 Architecture Showcase in Healthcare Design magazine. The showcase presentation draws particular attention to the role of art in healing and the use of evidence-based design at Smilow.
The hospital, which includes a eighth-floor healing garden (photo, right) among its innovative sustainable design features, is on target for LEED certification.
The impact of Smilow Cancer Hospital is nothing short of transformative, according to both patients and medical staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital in a feature published today. For patients, it has meant care with a personal touch, in a setting geared to their comfort and peace of mind, with a healing garden, patient boutique, and space for complementary therapies. Physicians see great value in offering comprehensive, centralized cancer care in a state-of-the-art facility.
In the article, Physician-in-Chief Dr Thomas Lynch notes that “Smilow Cancer Hospital has transformed our ability to ...[more]
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital has been named a winner in the Connecticut Green Business Awards. The cancer hospital, which began seeing its first patients late last year, took top honors in the “New Construction” category.
Smilow Cancer Hospital is one of 25 businesses, organizations, and individuals recognized with Green Business Awards, which were announced in a feature in the January issue of the Connecticut Business News Journal. Smilow was recognized for the highly sustainable design and construction of the 516,500 s.f. project, which is targeting a minimum of ...[more]
Sunday’s New Haven Register carried a glowing review of the recently completed Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Applauding the designers of the complex 14-story project, reporter Ann DeMatteo called out a number of features for particular note, including the 30-foot granite water wall in the building’s lobby, as well as the seventh-floor healing garden and the extensive use of natural light.
Smilow, which saw its first patients in late October, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010. The hospital is targeting a minimum of LEED certification for its sustainable design features.
NEW HAVEN, CT – Smilow Cancer Hospital was dedicated at Yale-New Haven Hospital today, giving southern New England its most comprehensive care facility.
Speakers at the dedication of the 511,000 square foot, 14-story cancer center included Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, Yale-New Haven Hospital president Marna Borgstrom, Yale President Richard Levin, Yale Medical School dean Robert Alpern, and philanthropist Joel Smilow (Yale ’54).
President Borgstrom personally acknowledged the “vision, experience, and diligence of our architects at Shepley Bulfinch” and Turner Construction, and noted that ...[more]