Hofstra University completes $75-million innovation center

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Hofstra University’s $75 million energy-efficient Science and Innovation Center was completed last month in Uniondale, Long Island. The new, 75,000-sq. ft. center is a shared facility for the Hofstra/Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies and the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Empire State Development supported this project with a $25 million capital grant as part of the Transformative Investment Program funding allocated to Long Island and $2 million from the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.

“This is more than just a building. It’s a hub of possibilities fusing cutting-edge technology, academic excellence, and collaboration which is at the heart of innovation,” said Empire State Development president, CEO, and Commissioner Hope Knight. “Our engineering and computer science programs grow every year, and this facility will transform the way our students engage with course materials.

“As we prepare the next generation of scientists, builders, coders, and most importantly problem-solvers – giving them the best tools will produce the best results.”

The project is a union-built site with features like a full medical and surgical simulation wing, clinical skills and patient care labs, and two simulated operating room spaces. The facility also houses expansive labs for computer architecture, robotics, bioengineering, virtual reality applications, and more.

“Hofstra University is excited to open the Science and Innovation Center, the newest and largest classroom and academic building on campus,” said Hofstra president Susan Poser. “This state-of-the-art facility, with its high-tech, cutting-edge equipment, will offer the most up-to-date education and training for the engineers and nurses of tomorrow, helping to meet the workforce goals and economic growth of Long Island and New York state.”

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