The Allen Hospital Roof Garden
New York Presbyterian | New York, NY
We collaborated with the project architects on the preliminary design of an 11,500 sq ft rooftop healing garden at The Allen Hospital.
NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital is located on the northern tip of Manhattan with views of the Harlem River. A community hospital, it is one of the five centers that comprise NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The new rooftop healing garden at The Allen Hospital would serve hospital staff, patients, and visitors. The concept design organized the new garden around a central lawn and a covered seating area overlooking the Harlem River. The garden would serve staff, patient and family use and would be located on the roof of a new first floor in-fill addition to the existing hospital.
Planters with small canopy trees define the space, while providing views from within the hospital and screening patient privacy. Small sitting niches support individual quiet time and private conversations. Gatherings spaces have been designed to comply with building code requirements.