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Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, New York, Axonometric View

A work made of graphite and marker on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite and marker on tracing paper.


c. 1974


Bertrand Goldberg
American, 1913-1997

About this artwork

Goldberg’s designs for hospitals demonstrate an incredible shift in scale—from the simple geometric volumes of his 1963 Elgin State Hospital to the Health Sciences Center (HSC), three massive buildings designed from 1965 for a medical school, appliedscience laboratories, and a hospital elevated above a seven-story base. Many of the drawings for HSC function as diagrams that visualize the relationship between the building and the functional organization of the diverse programs housed within it, such as the research and patient-care “neighborhoods” and transportation networks within this “Health Science City.” The high-tech quality of drawings for HSC, such as this axonometric projection of the complex, led to its publication in numerous architectural journals in the 1970s. This recognition further emphasized the relationship between the monumental volumes and complex systems of Goldberg’s work and the contemporary international explosion of experimental cities, from megastructures to Archigram’s Plug-in City.


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Architecture and Design


Bertrand Goldberg (Architect)


Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, New York, Axonometric View


Stony Brook (Building address)

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Designed 1969–1979


Graphite and marker on tracing paper


61 × 83.3 cm (24 1/16 × 32 13/16 in.)

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The Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, gifted by his children through his estate

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