North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System’s Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY, is a new 140,000 sf, 119-bed, inpatient psychiatric care facility.  This 2-story facility is a conventional steel-frame structure, with concrete floors and an exterior rainscreen wall system shell of SwissPearl Fiber Cement Panels and curtain wall. The project was designed to attain a LEED Silver certification.  Sustainable construction elements include a green screen and planters attached to the new building that will be maintained through drip irrigation; construction materials with recycled content; locally manufactured products with no or low PVC content; installation adhesives and sealants that have low VOCs; and FSC-accredited wood products. The new state- of-the-art facility will replace 3 residential inpatient cottages that were built in the 1940s.

Location
Glen Oaks, Queens, NY

Scope
Rainscreen Wall System

Construction Manager
Gotham Construction
1010 Avenue of the Americas
NY, NY  10018

Owner
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Architect
Array Architects Ennead Architects

Completion
2013