SUNY Upstate Medical University Nappi Wellness Institute
College and University
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided the structural engineering design services for the new Nappi Wellness Institute at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. The five-story, $220 million, 209,000-square-foot facility houses services related to neurosciences, including a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. The facility incorporates more than 240 exam and consultation rooms for primary and specialty care services, as well as lab and radiology services, behavioral health, family medicine, pediatrics, the Center for International Health Services, the Joslin Center for Diabetes, and the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease. The rectangular structure is oriented longitudinally east to west with a south-facing main façade on East Adams Street and created the new gateway to the Upstate Medical Campus. The building is steel-framed with cast-in-place concrete stair/elevator circulation towers that serve as shear walls for the lateral system of the building. The foundation system includes cased minipiles, grade beams, and a 12-inch structural slab on grade. There are two HSS steel truss pedestrian bridges that link the building to the adjacent cancer center and an adjacent parking garage.