North Shore University Hospital – LIJ

Manhasset, NY

LEED Silver Rated

This project includes four main spaces; the South Garden, the Upper Garden, the Interior Courtyard and the Entry/Drop-off Area.  The landscape design for the Entry and Drop-off Area is simple: a repetition of materials and forms that promote clear and safe circulation. The South Garden, adjacent to the entry, provides seating, a rolling lawn and shade trees surrounding a serpentine wall. Above the serpentine wall, on structure, is the Upper Garden, characterized by mounds shaped by tilted stone walls and planted with lush highland plantings.  On the 4th Floor, the Interior Courtyard, above a stepped slab, has large curved planters, pedestal pavers and custom linear seating. The large curved planters are tilted to provide views of nature and to create a sense of privacy for the patients in adjacent rooms. Responsible stormwater management was crucial to protect the quality of drinking water on Long Island, a sole source aquifer. Throughout the landscape, water is directed to permeable surfaces, allowing it to infiltrate and recharge the local aquifer.

JPLA took this project from Concept Design through Construction Documents.

CLIENT: North Shore University Hospital Long Island Jewish Heath Systems
COLLABORATORS: Stantec Architecture + Ennead Architects