Columbia University Health Sciences + New York Presbyterian Hospital - Avon breast screening facility
New york, nY


This new 3,200 sf mammography center in uptown Manhattan is the result of a collaborative effort between Columbia University Health Sciences Division, NYPH, and Avon. Confronted with a restricted floor area, Gertler & Wente Architects organized efficient flow and circulation patterns for the 18,000 women who will visit the facility each year.

The primary goal was to provide a more peaceful atmosphere than the one found in typical breast screening facilities. The architects achieve this by utilizing softened edges, curvilinear forms, and warm materials, such as wood panels, wood ceilings, indirect lighting, patterned glass, and luxurious fabrics.

Photography by John Bartelstone