Hofstra University broke ground in June of 2021 on the $75 million Science and Innovation Center in Hempstead, N.Y. Designed by HLW, the 75,000-sf facility will feature technology-rich labs and classrooms for the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science. The project will also provide the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies with advanced learning environments for interprofessional education including state-of-the-art simulation suites and clinical teaching labs. LEED certification will be sought for the sustainably designed building, which will house faculty and administrative offices, study spaces, and areas for informal collaboration.
Supported by $25 million in funding from Empire State Development and $2 million from the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, the center will help prepare New York State for the public health challenges of the future by equipping students with crucial job skills in engineering, healthcare, and applied science. The project team includes construction manager Structure Tone and Cameron Engineering. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2023.