NYS Homeland Security, New York Architecture, Bethpage Building, United States
NYS Homeland Security USA : Center of Innovation and Excellence
New York State Building, Bethpage, USA – design by SHCA
Jun 10, 2008
NYS Homeland Security
Location: Bethpage, New York, United States of America
Design: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA)
SWANKE HAYDEN CONNELL DESIGING NYS APPLIED SCIENCE CENTER OF INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN HOMELAND SECURITY
NEW YORK, NY – Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA), in conjunction with Cameron Engineering, has been awarded a contract to design the new $190 million New York State Center of Innovation and Excellence in Homeland Security in Bethpage, NY.
The center is intended to foster the development, evaluation and deployment of effective and affordable system solutions that address the nation’s and the state’s security requirements. Its goal is to facilitate field applications of the latest scientific discoveries and technological developments in both industry and academia.
The 65,000 square foot facility will house a main computer and communication complex, approximately 20 research cells, a modeling and simulation lab and digital theater as well as an integration and demonstration center. It will also feature a lecture hall or large conference room with broadband capabilities to link it with other organizations that are part of the virtual homeland security network. Additional meeting rooms, administrative and product support areas and a lunch room round out the center’s facilities.
The New York State Center will be part of a network of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The department has already named three such centers at Texas A&M University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Southern California.
Headquartered in New York City, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects is the continuation of an architectural practice founded in 1906. Staffed with more than 300 professionals located in eight offices worldwide, the firm provides services in five core areas of practice: architecture, interior design, master planning, strategic facilities planning, and historic preservation, working with a variety of corporate and institutional clients.
New York State Center of Innovation and Excellence information from SHCA
Location:Homeland Security, Bethpage, NY, USA
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