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Weill Cornell Medical College

Hirsch&Mann collaborated with Squint Opera to create a permanent dynamic art piece to aid in cross-pollinating all the different research fellows, as well as share what little information they could with the general public. Weill Cornell Medical College is a biomedical research centre and medical school has thousands of top-secret research projects across a wide range of fields from health care policy to all sorts of infectious diseases. As a part of their new development of a high-end research facility in New York’s Upper West Side they wanted a permanent art piece that shared all their amazing work.


The process of designing a complete bespoke art piece for the college had to take into consideration a large number of complexities including the secrecy of the research, the sheer amount, the huge importance of the donors as well as working within the architect’s vision of the space. Prototyping was a key language to use that aided in educating all the stakeholders but also take them on the journey of developing the art piece with us as we made each part that acted as a key discussion piece beyond PowerPoint or as the creation of new designs and prototypes were done taking into consideration.

Weill Cornell Medical College
October 2014
Squint Opera
Ennead Architects
(Content Creation, Design Direction, Architecture Liaison)
New York, USA
Experiential Concept Design & Strategy, Design Development, Content Curation, Experience Design, Hardware & Software Design & Development, Installation, Maintenance
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