In the mid-town business district of Atlanta, at the Emory University Hospital campus, was a constrained, 2.39-acre urban site. Not ideal, but ready for a custom design that would deliver cancer treatment to some 2,200 patients a year.
Emory University’s new Proton Therapy Center (EUPTC) provides proton oncology treatments for patients in a safe and friendly environment that is complementary to the campus community as well as the urban neighborhood. It establishes Atlanta, Emory University, and Winship Cancer Institute as centers for biomedical innovation and advanced cancer care. Plus, the center supports researchers at who will collaborate with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech in continued studies on proton beam therapy.
This state-of-the-art proton treatment center, with five gantries and a 200-car parking structure as well as 20,000 square feet of retail space, is located along an active pedestrian street. The new facility creates hope and entrenches academic excellence for the community and Emory University.