Dec 29, 2008 — “New York Construction” magazine has presented its Best Health Care Project Award for 2008 to the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/ Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The magazine’s annual “Best of” awards recognize design and construction excellence in 20 different categories. Eligible projects are located in the tri-state area and must be substantially completed in the past year. An independent jury of industry experts judged a record 268 nominations and awarded projects based on such criteria as project management, client service, safety, design and functionality.
Winners in each category will be entered in the first-ever National Best of ’08 competition and judged against winning entries from other regions.
The top honor in the health care category was given to the five-story, 223,000-square-foot Price Center/Block Pavilion, Einstein’s home for translational research. The new facility includes more than 40-fully equipped laboratories, a biosafety level-3 laboratory, common spaces to facilitate collaboration and a 107-seat auditorium.
The Price Center/Block Pavilion represents the largest medical research facility to be constructed in the Bronx since the college of medicine opened in 1955. Designed by Payette Associates of Boston and built by Tishman Construction of New York, the facility was dedicated in June 2008.