Smilow Surgical Training Center, Dissection Lab & Cryo-EM

Smilow Surgical Training Center, Dissection Lab & Cryo-EM

“JLGA has performed very well for this contract, meeting the client’s programmatic requirements, deadlines and quality standards. By completing this project on time and on schedule, NYU Langone Health was able to advance surgical education and meet its obligations to students and staff.”

—Claudia Gorun, Senior Director (Former), Project Planning and Design, Real Estate Development & Facilities at NYU Langone Health

In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, JLGA provided a feasibility study and redeveloped 30,000 SF of heavily damaged below grade space for a major New York Health System’s School of Medicine.

The new state-of-the-art sand first-of-its-kind space in the Smilow Research and Learning Center includes a new interactive Learning Center and Learning Lab for the Department of Plastic Surgery. A viewing window and interconnected A/V systems connect the two spaces and allow for live surgical demonstrations from leaders in the field to professional surgeons from around the country and world.
Flexibility has been designed into the Learning Center, enabling it to be serve as either a stand-alone seminar room, a long-distance learning space or a teleconferencing center. The facility offers a dedicated reception entrance, lounge, and A/V infrastructure throughout.

Due to the location below the flood plain, the scope of work included flood mitigation measures.


New York, NY


NYU School of Medicine


Feasibility Study, Laboratory Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Signage and Wayfinding, Construction Administration


Reconfigurable Lecture Hall, Dissection Laboratory, Reception, Lounge, Pantry