Preliminary rendering of an indoor testing site
Preliminary rendering of an indoor testing site

SITU to design New York City coronavirus testing centers

June 22nd 2020

As New York City ramps up testing capacity across the boroughs, the City has issued an RFP for the design of three new permanent testing sites in The Bronx, Harlem and Queens.

In response, we partnered with Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects—combining our recent work with testing sites and their experience with healthcare design. We are excited to announce that, together, we have been selected as one of six participating teams.

This accelerated 8-week design initiative is organized by the Department of Design and Construction, on behalf of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Department of Health is focused on increased testing capacity as one of the primary means to ensure a safe reopening, especially in these hard-hit neighborhoods. The three new centers will be situated at existing, publicly owned buildings and are intended as permanent facilities, continuing to provide viral and antibody testing services beyond this initial outbreak and recovery.

As the project progresses, we’ll share more details.