A $700,000 renovation and upgrade of the Peter W. Addiego Health Sciences Library at the Nassau University Medical Center is now finished.
Located in the low-rise section of NUMC’s Dynamic Care Building in East Meadow, N.Y., the library primarily supports the patient care, biomedical research and graduate medical education information needs of the medical staff, faculty and students, according to a press release sent on behalf of the general contractor, Stalco Construction, and Ehasz Giacalone Architects (EGA). It also serves the larger Long Island healthcare community.
“NUMC undertook the renovation in order to bring the library, originally constructed in the l960s, to current technological and interior design standards,” EGA Partner Lou Giacalone said in a statement. “The client expressed the desire to provide its medical residents, interns, and faculty with a state-of-the-art research facility as well as to create an environment that would encourage informal interaction among staff.”
Stalco gutted and replaced the interiors as well as the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler systems, computer and telecommunications cabling, and security system. The project team also included construction manager SCC Construction Management Group and mechanical engineer KP Professional Engineering.
“The renovated library’s first floor houses a checkout counter, a lounge area for eight people, 24 individual study stations, and a librarian’s office,” Stalco Senior Project Manager George Protheroe said in a statement. “The second floor features an open shelving section, four study group rooms that accommodate up to six people, and two conference rooms designed for groups of up to 12 and 20, respectively.”