Architectural Design Showcase: December 2015

The 15th Design Showcase features 23 facilities

The 15th installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 23 cancer centers.

Click through the slideshow to see the projects.

2015 Architectural Design Showcase

  • Designed by architects from AECOM, the LEED Gold certified Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion acts as a hub for cancer care in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The interior focus is the "Life Garden," a six-story atrium with lush greenery and natural light, creating a warm and welcoming environment. (© 2008 Gene Meadows Photography)

  • Array Architects designed the multi-modality clinics of Scully-Welsh Cancer Center at Indian River Medical Center. The center offers integrated treatment planning, infusion, radiation therapy, educational resource programs, and access to clinical trials and research, as well as healing gardens. (©2014 Rendering by Array Architects)

  • Architects from Ballinger designed Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to reflect a model of interdisciplinary, patient-centered care, enhancing healing and health by reconnecting relationships to natural systems. (© 2013 Peter Aaron/Esto)

  • BSA LifeStructures designed Community Cancer Center South to include three floors dedicated to comprehensive cancer patient care. The facility offers a designated family space within the treatment area, specially designed wayfinding elements, natural-lit environments, spa-like amenities, and impressive views of surrounding healing gardens. (© 2014 Karl Pfeffer, BSA LifeStructures)

  • Architects from Clark Patterson Lee designed Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center to offer varied group and individual treatment areas with connections to nature throughout. The design also considered optimum operational performance to support and empower staff. (© 2014 Marc Lamkin Photography)

  • The 40,098-square-foot Cheyenne Regional Medical Center – Cancer Center was designed by Davis Partnership Architects in 2013. The free standing comprehensive cancer center includes radiation and medical oncology services with patient comforts including spa, massage therapy, yoga, and an outdoor healing garden. (© 2013 Time Frame Photography)

  • Architects from Earl Swensson Associates designed Adventist Cancer Institute to uplift patients with its healing environment, both inside and outside the facility. The eight-acre campus includes a pond, walking trails, and health gardens adjacent to a natural forest preserve. The calming interior has a "Compass of Healing" theme meant to symbolize the patient’s treatment journey. (© 2015 Earl Swensson Associates)

  • The Cancer Center at All Saints, designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects, will provide a warm, comforting environment for patients and caregivers with amenities such as a roof terrace and skylit infusion space. The team is employing a Lean-led design process to reinvent the patient experience. (© 2015 Eppstein Uhen Architects)

  • EwingCole transformed a mid-century office building into a modern health care facility to reflect the high standard of care provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Modularity, flexibility, privacy, and continuity of care are woven through the combined examination/consultation rooms, private infusion rooms, and circulation routes punctuated by the positive stimuli of natural light and gardens. Partitions instead of full-height walls, textured glass panels, and filtered natural light complement the soft neutral color palette. (© 2014 Ron Blunt)

  • Designed by architects, interior designers, and environmental graphic designers from Gresham, Smith and Partners, the four-story Innovative Cancer Institute includes radiation therapy, waiting area landscaping, and lush gardens views in addition to offices and a parking garage. (© 2015 Sandy DeWitt)

  • With the help of architects from HKS, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is expanding its facilities with an eight-story, 169,000-square-foot pavilion to create a new front entry with lobby and valet/drop-off area as well as an interventional radiology suite, six-room operating suite, sterile processing expansion, and shell space. To align with the existing building configuration, the building also includes two interstitial floors and a mechanical penthouse. (© 2012 HKS)

  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Inpatient Oncology chose Hord Coplan Macht to redesign the unit from a single-loaded corridor with a centralized nurse station to a 13-bed private room, decentralized Oncology Care Unit. The design provides space on the unit for meditative respite, focusing on a sense of normalcy for families and patients. (© 2015 Hord Coplan Macht)

  • Kahler Slater designed the 18,000-square-foot Phillips Cancer Center on the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital campus, combining medical and radiation oncology with integrative therapies and image recovery retail. Nearby clinical education and meeting rooms support both community and clinicians. (© 2011 Wheelock Photography)

  • Perkins Eastman designed Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center, a 179,000-square-foot, 16-story freestanding outpatient surgical care facility in New York City. The first of its kind, it is specially designed to engaged patients and their families in their care, allowing them to return home quickly after procedures. (© 2015 Sarah Mechling/Perkins Eastman)

  • To create a transformative cancer center, Perkins+Will collaborated with members of UT Southwestern's radiation oncology department to design the UT Southwestern Medical Center Radiation Oncology Building. The design includes integration of workplace “best practices” into academic spaces, and features a unique technology corridor supporting seven linear accelerator treatment rooms. (© 2015 rendering Perkins+Will)

  • Plunkett Raysich Architects used the voice of the patient to design Beloit Cancer Center. The design unites the touchpoints of care, efficiently reducing stress for patients and care-givers. The outpatient center is flexibly designed to respond to changes in delivery, while maintaining connections to nature. (© 2014 Plunkett Raysich Archtects, LLP)

  • The Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute project leadership and primary donor sought out and championed design solutions for the 8th floor renovation. In response, architects from Stanley Beaman & Sears created a light-filled space of healing, community, and togetherness for patients and families. (© 2014 Hanson PhotoGraphic)
  • Designed by architects from Stantec, the new Charleston Area Medical Center, Cancer Center delivers on a community promise to combine all cancer diagnosis and treatment services in one location. The three-story building houses crucial services such radiation and medical oncology, oncology surgery, clinical trials, medical office space, and the CAMC Breast Center. (© 2015 Jeffrey Tataro Architectural Photographer)

  • Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, UMass Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion focuses on the human experience of cancer care, providing a nurturing and healing environment close to home–eliminating the need for patients to travel far for care. (© 2013 John Giammatteo)
  • Designed by architects from TRO JB, Lawrence + Memorial Cancer Center is sited amongst 102 acres of woodlands and includes the primary services of radiation therapy, medical and hematology oncology, and alternative therapies. The patient-centered design concept promotes a healing environment with the use of sustainable materials, natural daylight, and views to the outdoors. (© Anton Grassl, Esto Photography) 
  • VOA Associates designed Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to provide a new standard of excellence in comprehensive care for the Gulf-South with vital next-generation technology, expanded medical teams, and advocacy. Natural light and indigenous Louisiana materials create a welcoming experience supporting a spirit of healing. (©2015 Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing) 
  • The Leah M. Fitech Cancer Center was designed by WHR Architects for outpatient cancer care services, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, and physician clinic related services. Treatment bays offering views the healing garden and water feature provide visual access to nature and peaceful accommodations for patient families and staff. (©2009 Aker Zvonkovic)
  • Using evidence-based design principles, ZGF Architects created a patient-centered environment for multi-specialty cancer care at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. The design includes radiation oncology, infusion, endoscopy and interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, and supporting facilities. Architectural and landscape features combine to provide a non-clinical setting, and overall healing environment. (© 2015 Nick Merrick / Hedrich Blessing Photographers)

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