Vassar Brothers Medical Center



With a focus on creating a patient-centered, healing environment, CallisonRTKL’s design of the new 8-level inpatient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) in Poughkeepsie, NY, is centered around bringing clarity, flexibility and longevity to the campus. The new pavilion will become a destination for worldclass care, the flagship for Nuvance Health and a long-lasting landmark for the Hudson Valley community.  

The addition boasts 290 private patient rooms and a new emergency department, loading dock, central plant expansion, interventional suite, conference center, cafe, helipad and lobby.  

CallisonRTKL designed VBMC with a focus on sustainability and concentrated on aggressive energy- and water-efficiency prerequisites. VBMC demonstrates its goal of serving the community and offering world-class care for the long term by incorporating a 20% water use reduction target, solar shading on the west-facing facade, stormwater management, reduction in surface parking, vegetated roofs, accessible outdoor space and overall energy savings with a reduction in building usage. 

CallisonRTKL Architects 
CallisonRTKL (CRTKL) aspires to be a champion and catalyst for elevating the human condition by leveraging design and creative problem-solving to improve the places and experiences that shape our lives...


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC)

Region: Region 1

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Square Footage: 752,000

Completed: January 2021

Firm: CallisonRTKL


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