The Longevity Institute at Upstate Medical University, a $154M, 200,000 SF new health and wellness complex, is being constructed on a tight urban site (a former parking lot) at the intersection of East Adams and Almond Street across from the Upstate Cancer Center in Downtown Syracuse.
Considered a “new model for ambulatory care facilities that enables the delivery of integrated care”, the new facility will house services related to healthy aging including a focus on brain health and will be a site for expansion of Upstate’s Geriatrics Clinic focusing on Alzheimer disease with state-of-the-art research and care.
Designed to LEED-Gold Rating standards, the facility will include generous public spaces and patient waiting areas, a plaza with extensive gardens for patients and visitors, and a covered traffic circle to ease dropping off and picking up of patients. Pedestrian bridges connecting the building to the parking garages and the Cancer Center are also part of the design.
“An exciting initiative and welcome initiative that will improve the lives of many,” says Carol Nappi.