HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
Founded in 1863, Manhattan’s prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery has adapted various facilities for their use over the years. JLGA was challenged within a limited budget to create an inviting office environment for the relocation of their administrative departments to a windowless, subterranean space.
The award-winning design introduced a sense of openness through the use of interior windows looking onto the floor plan’s main corridor or “street”. Further, the illusion of daylight filtering into the private offices below grade was created by raising the ceiling over the “street” and flooding it with direct and indirect lighting.
Utilizing standard off-the-shelf building components, accenting sculpture, color and a striking lighting design, a windowless basement was economically transformed into a desirable office environment.