Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is one of five neighboring medical and educational institutions that have triggered a boom in construction over the last fifteen years, transforming the Upper East Side. William Cunningham, Weill Cornell’s campus architect, will give an overview of new construction spearheaded by WCM within the context of other institutions in the immediate area, with special emphasis on the Belfer Research Building, opened last year.

Cunningham will be accompanied by Lois Mate, Associate Partner at Ennead Architects, the designers of the building. Organized by disease entity, the Belfer Research Building is a LEED Gold state-of-the-art facility with floor plates intended to encourage collaborative translational medical research within an extremely dense urban environment. Cunningham, Mate, and the design team will describe sustainable features incorporated into the building design, including the double-skinned glass curtain wall, and comment on how it is working after sixteen months in operation.

Organized by: AIANY Science & Research Facilities Committee