Yesterday, we attended the groundbreaking for Hofstra University‘s new Science and Innovation Center at their campus in Hempstead, NY. The new 75,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building will address the demand for skilled graduates in the sciences and health care to meet the growing need for applied science, engineering and nursing professionals. This building is designed with students, faculty and the professions in mind, to allow them access to facilities and equipment that takes learning to the next level and will prepare future professionals in advanced science and health professions to meet the challenges of the next century.
HLW team members in attendance: John Gering, FAIA, Managing Partner; Edward Shim, Principal; Ed Stand, Associate Principal; Thomas Turner, AIA, Senior Project Architect; Lindsay Marshall, Architectural Job Captain; and Michael Tegnell, Director of Planning & Urban Design.
Yesterday’s groundbreaking is the first public step in a 2 year construction process. When the Science and Innovation Center opens, with its advanced practice facilities, this building will make the Hofstra University DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences a leading science institution in the New York region.
The Center will also house much of the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, including many simulation facilities, allowing it to continue its unprecedented growth and expansion as a top-tier nursing school. This building will be a home to our new undergraduate BS/RN program, as well as our highly ranked, in-demand doctoral programs in nurse practitioner.