The Medical and Research Translation Building and Bed Tower transforms healthcare access on Long Island

Stony Brook, NY, USA

The Medical and Research Translation Building and Bed Tower opens a new door to transformative healthcare and research on Stony Brook University’s medical campus. Amplifying efforts to provide leading-edge research and care to the Long Island region, this elite institution is designed as an ideal environment for researchers and medical professionals to collaborate seamlessly and provide patients and their families with transformative health care services.

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Breaking through barriers

Revolutionary research at Stony Brook University will change the future of cancer care through breakthrough discoveries and innovative treatment. This state-of-the-art facility is home to enriching amenities for patients, families, researchers, and medical professionals in one centralized location. Collaborative research facilities including wet labs, classrooms, and a 300-seat auditorium complement the adult and pediatric clinical care areas, advanced medical imaging facilities, wellness space for yoga and group activities, and family resource center.

“The MART brings together Stony Brook clinicians and researchers to share ideas and inspiration in ways never before imagined, to drive discovery and innovation.” — Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
The main façade with its striking vertical stripe pattern creates a distinctive identity for Stony Brook Medicine.
The Bed Tower features a glass building envelope to complement the recladding of the existing inpatient bed towers. This minimalist curtain wall has a strong horizontal metal reveal at each level to provide contrast to the Medical and Research Translation Building’s façade.

Designed to uplift

A sense of wonder and delight fill the interiors, providing an approachable and hopeful environment to those seeking treatment and serving as a catalyst for new discoveries through top-tier research. Vibrant, calming colors and abstract shapes adorn the interiors with a sense of playfulness. This joyful expression creates an uplifting environment of wellness and healing, while avoiding an institutional feeling.

The Medical and Research Translation Building and Bed Tower is an important strategic step to provide advanced clinical care, medical education, and innovative research toward the greater good of the region.

More About the Project

Principal Collaborators

  • Architect of Record: AECOM
  • Structural Engineering: AECOM
  • MEP: AECOM/ Jacob, Feinberg, Katz & Michaeli LLC

Project Information

  • Location: Stony Brook, New York, USA
  • Client: Stony Brook University
  • Size: 465,000 sq. ft. / 49,842 sq. m.
  • Completion: 2019
  • Certification: LEED Silver
  • Firm Role: Design Architect


  • 2020, Top Health Care Project, Long Island Business News Awards
  • Principal Project Photography: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO