AIA Long Island has recognized the Huntington Hospital Emergency Department (ED) with a 2018 Archi Award. The chapter’s annual awards seek to recognize excellence in architectural design by Long Island Architects and/or Long Island projects. Our team accepted the award for the Huntington ED at the official awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 18. The expanded ED equips Huntington Hospital with double the space of its original ED and has greatly improved the flow of patients, visitors and staff into and through the unit.
The new ED is strategically placed to connect with the existing hospital on the first-floor level, close to the radiology department and lab services, and with many other key program adjacencies that will facilitate future expansion. With a simple profile and form, the ED visually anchors the existing hospital building and creates a new reference point for the campus. In addition to providing a new entrance, it constitutes a link with the original hospital pavilion by flanking the current main entry drop-off. Large corner windows provide natural light and scenic views.
The building has two separate covered drop-offs, one for patients and one for emergency vehicles from View Acre Drive. The building design acts as clear visual guide for visitors, presenting an open and inviting entry while tucking the emergency vehicle entry around the corner and out of site. A new physician’s entry is located adjacent to the physician’s parking lot under the new ED.