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Memorial Sloan Kettering Main Campus

New York, NY

Silman has served as a structural engineering consultant for projects at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Upper East Side main campus for over three decades. During that time, the firm has worked on hundreds of projects of varying scales, including complex additions and interior renovations to accommodate upgraded equipment. Many of these projects have required close coordination with MEP consultants and related disciplines. Some have involved phased construction within occupied buildings as well as campus-wide upgrades to emergency power, water, and electrical systems. Select projects include:

Memorial Hospital, Bobst Building, Winston Infill Building

  • Four-story vertical addition that involved threading super-columns through occupied existing buildings
  • Gut renovation of an inpatient unit including 200+ web openings in steel framing for new MEP runs
  • New rooftop cogeneration plant supported on a series of eight existing trusses that clear span the existing building below

Haupt Pavilion / MRI Building

  • Three-story vertical addition to an existing six-story building; one-story vertical addition atop this previous addition to house new MEP equipment
  • Model-based analysis of existing Unistrut framing to support new equipment in existing ORs
  • Support for new fluoroscopy units

Radiation Oncology Building

  • Two-story vertical addition to an existing three-story building to create space for a new pharmacy
  • Renovation of two floors for a new brachytherapy room and MRI suite
  • Renovations on multiple floors to accommodate new LINAC equipment

Schwartz Research Building

  • Laboratory renovation; work included support for new slab penetrations and equipment
  • New concrete and lead-coated fully enclosed vault to house a new sub-cellar cyclotron
  • Dunnage and support for new rooftop AHUs, analysis of existing framing

Howard Building

  • Replacement of an existing PET/CT, replacement of nuclear cameras with new 10,000-lb SPECT units, options for framing reinforcement
  • Radioiodine therapy suite renovation

Zuckerman Research Center

  • Comprehensive MEP upgrades; scope included dunnage for new cogeneration plant equipment

Rockefeller Research Laboratory

  • Parking garage renovation and new storage mezzanine
  • Analysis of existing floor structure to discern whether an existing slab was overloaded
  • Support for new electron microscope
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