Project Description

Riverside Health Center

New York, NY

2014

LEED Gold Certified

For Riverside Health Center, a public building that provides health and wellness services to members of the Upper West Side community, 1100 Architect designed a renovation and expansion, transforming what had become a crumbling mid-century structure into a highly-performing and vibrant community anchor. The design improved circulation, daylight, accessibility and replaced the building’s outdated HVAC systems with more sustainable alternatives, bringing the health center up to 21st-century standards and earning it a LEED Gold Certification. It also added new programming such as a demonstration kitchen and flexible classroom space, making it a bustling hub of activity. As part of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, 1100 Architect collaborated with artist Richard Artschwager on an orange-glazed terracotta-tile installation on several of the building’s surfaces, increasing the building’s visibility and positioning it as a beacon in the neighborhood.

Awards

New York City Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design, 2009

Publications

Minitullo, Josephine. “On the Mend: A Community Health Center’s Deteriorating Building is Resuscitated with a Hardy Dose of Design.” Architectural Record, June 2015.

We Build The City. Michael R. Bloomberg, Foreword. New York: Oro Editions, 2014.

NYC Active Design Guidelines

PHOTOGRAPHY © NIKOLAS KOENIG

Riverside Health Center

New York, NY

2014

LEED Gold Certified

For Riverside Health Center, a public building that provides health and wellness services to members of the Upper West Side community, 1100 Architect designed a renovation and expansion, transforming what had become a crumbling mid-century structure into a highly-performing and vibrant community anchor. The design improved circulation, daylight, accessibility and replaced the building’s outdated HVAC systems with more sustainable alternatives, bringing the health center up to 21st-century standards and earning it a LEED Gold Certification. It also added new programming such as a demonstration kitchen and flexible classroom space, making it a bustling hub of activity. As part of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, 1100 Architect collaborated with artist Richard Artschwager on an orange-glazed terracotta-tile installation on several of the building’s surfaces, increasing the building’s visibility and positioning it as a beacon in the neighborhood.

Awards

New York City Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design, 2009

Publications

Minitullo, Josephine. “On the Mend: A Community Health Center’s Deteriorating Building is Resuscitated with a Hardy Dose of Design.” Architectural Record, June 2015.

We Build The City. Michael R. Bloomberg, Foreword. New York: Oro Editions, 2014.

NYC Active Design Guidelines

PHOTOGRAPHY © NIKOLAS KOENIG