E.W. Howell, an industry leader in general contracting and construction
management completed construction of a 63,000 square-foot addition to the Hofstra University North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. Unveiled with a grand opening ceremony on March 2, 2015, the new addition more than doubles the size of the existing school which opened several years ago.
Designed by HLW International, the two-story building is linked to the existing building with a two-story lobby. First floor spaces include a 241-person auditorium; a 7,000-square-foot laboratory, a multipurpose room that seats up to 90 people and an events space in the lobby. The second floor includes the dean’s suite, faculty suite and offices and 12 small-group classrooms.
Paul O’Rourke, executive vice president of E.W. Howell, noted that several Hofstra alums work for the firm. E.W. Howell has worked on several other Hofstra projects, including the Netherlands and Graduate residence halls.
“We have a long history with Hofstra, and to see Hofstra become a premier medical school with North Shore-LIJ, to be a part of something that keeps attracting great students to come to Hofstra – that is what makes me really proud,” O’Rourke said.