Construction is starting at Hofstra University’s $75 million Science and Innovation Center at its East Campus in Hempstead, Long Island.
The 75,000 sq. ft. building will be home to programs in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the newly expanded Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistants.
“As we emerge from the global pandemic and build New York back better than it was before, we must fully recognize the critical role cutting-edge science and skilled healthcare professionals played in fighting COVID-19,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “This state-of-the-art facility at Hofstra University represents an investment in the innovative technology and professional workforce that will better prepare New York State for the public health challenges of the future.”
The Science and Innovation Center will be located across from Hofstra’s new Guthart Hall of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a key facility at the Zarb School of Business in the southeast section of the campus. When completed, both buildings will be LEED-certified.
Hofstra University was awarded a $25 million grant through Empire State Development ESD) FY 2015-2106 budget. Additionally, a $2 million ESD capital grant was awarded in Round 9 by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council to support a new high-tech Nursing Laboratory to include simulation and clinical teaching rooms and patient care lab simulation and other STEM teaching equipment in the new Science and Innovation Center.