152 W 57th Street
A New Type of Amenity
Reside Health is a new type of amenity space housed in the 60-story Carnegie Hall Tower in Midtown Manhattan. It is the first of its kind in New York City and expands the possibilities of tenant amenities in office buildings for wellness—way beyond fitness centers and outdoor terraces. Reside Health fills a gap to better serve building tenants with immediate and convenient access to medical care.
The Reside Health space is a welcoming sanctuary that offers building tenants a private and personalized health care experience. Our scope was to reimagine stereotypical medical and urgent care spaces to create a warm, relaxing, and inviting comprehensive healthcare space for patients.
Many of our design decisions were inspired by the architectural vocabulary and musicality of nearby Carnegie Hall. We led floor plan diagram exercises to better understand the point-of-view of the patient experience and how one travels through the space. A test fit-out helped our client and design team to visualize and physically connect to the space. This also informed material selections and what medical equipment was required.
To create the best possible patient experience, we looked to how music flows to guide us-its movement and curvature, and the comfort of soft tones. Biophilia as well as natural grains and colors helped us create more comfortable and relaxing spaces. Unlike the harsh lighting of most medical rooms, Reside Health includes all LED lighting. The lighting also serves as visual wayfinding to lead patients from one room to the next, and ultimately throughout the entire space. Two-tone rubber flooring playfully mimic the flow of the ceiling lighting. Artwork is intentionally placed in patient areas, contributing to a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing than traditional medical environments.
Built for Change
We designed the entire space to be resilient over time, expanding and contracting with the needs of Reside Health as well as the building tenants. Each room is capable of multiple functions. For example, an exam room can be reconfigured into an office space and an office space into a private resting area, and vice versa. Medical supplies, a small pantry, and patient records are hidden in storage recessed into a paneled wall of natural wood to maintain a seamless, clean, and open environment.