Maternity and Nursery Renovations

SUNY Upstate University Hospital | Syracuse, NY

Dwyer was asked to assist the SUNY Upstate University Hospital,

Community Campus in refreshing two inpatient units using the hospital’s construction crew in 2013. It soon became clear that the Maternity Unit needed more than just finishes upgrades in order to increase patient and staff satisfaction and attract new families. The Dwyer team completed the programming and

planning study for the expansion and renovation of the second floor

Maternity and Nursery Units under the term contract and was later selected

to complete the renovation of the 20,700 GSF space.

An interactive visioning session was held with stakeholders and decision makers

to explore current trends in women’s healthcare design with regard to materials, colors, amenities and features providing the design team direction with

regard to finish selections and design preferences. The finishes also correlate to

the existing adjacent Labor and Delivery Unit with close attention paid to the

new Visitor Lounge and Family Waiting Room. The entire project was abated

and constructed over the course of many phases, all while maintaining an

operating Maternity Unit and Nursery.

Size: 20,700 GSF

Completion Date: December 2018