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Hefei Particle Therapy Medical Center

Creating a first-of-its-kind carbon center

  • 350K

    Square Feet

  • Hefei City, China

    Hefei City, China

Developing a 350,000-square-foot, 3-building Particle Therapy Center to serve a 7.5-million-person metropolis

Located within China’s Anhui province, Hefei City serves as the state capital with a population of 7.5 million. The Hefei Particle Therapy Medical Center will provide advanced cancer treatment to a large population with a steadily rising cancer rate.

The center is being developed in two phases with the first phase focusing on the proton treatment center consisting of three gantries, and fixed beam rooms for clinical use and research purposes. Our role included executive project design for the facility and detailed design for the proton components, including treatment rooms and technical support spaces. We worked closely with a Local Design Institute (LDI) from concept design through construction.

One of our larger challenges was getting timely approval on radiation shielding. Foundation design had been completed and construction had begun when Chinese reviewing authorities changed shielding requirements and walls between treatment rooms were required to increase by one meter. We worked closely with the equipment vendor, shielding consultant, and engineering consultants to minimize disruption to design and construction.

Completed in 2020, the project serves as a premiere destination for scientific advancement and world class cancer treatment.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Franck Le Bousse, Principal, Senior Lead Design Architect

As an architect and a designer, I work with a talented group of people to design a better world—one building at a time.
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Allen Whitaker, Principal, Healthcare

I enjoy the design journey that starts with ideas and leads to inhabitable form through the work of owners, design consultants, and builders.

Richard Brown, Senior Associate

Working on proton therapy is a career highlight. I take satisfaction in knowing our team helps bring this cancer treatment to communities.

Doug Jeong, Senior Associate

As an architect for the design of proton therapy facilities, I have been pushing to create spaces that comfort patients under stress.

Stephanie Orlich, Associate, Project Architect

Good healthcare design meets the challenges of functional needs and patient experiences with beautiful healing environments.
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Sean MacManus, Associate, Architect

I believe the buildings and spaces we create can uplift patient spirits by subtly engaging the five senses through design in patient care.

Franck Le Bousse

Principal, Senior Lead Design Architect

Allen Whitaker

Principal, Healthcare

Richard Brown

Senior Associate

Doug Jeong

Senior Associate

Stephanie Orlich

Associate, Project Architect

Sean MacManus

Associate, Architect

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