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Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

Two facilities come together to create comprehensive cancer treatment design

  • 72K

    Square Feet

  • Washington, DC

    Washington, DC

A highly-creative design to establish a sense of unity

With the goal of creating a state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer treatment center to benefit the metropolitan Washington, DC, area and the broader mid-Atlantic region, Johns Hopkins embarked upon a large renovation and expansion program—part of that program is the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center.

Located on the Sibley Memorial Hospital campus, directly west of the New Sibley Tower, the 72,000 square foot Proton Therapy Center is connected to the hospital and to the traditional radiation oncology wing. To complete John Hopkins’ master plan vision, our challenge was to seamlessly fit the facility into the existing campus elements and create a sense of unity.

Our solution? We designed the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center to overhang the roadway, requiring a highly creative design: we lifted the huge concrete vault that houses the gantry up a level with the pit of the vault sitting on the ground. A wall of glass windows floods the second-floor patient areas with natural light, and clusters of seating mimic a living room rather than a waiting room.

Warm, soft colors and natural materials create an environment that feels safe and friendly, promoting a sense of well-being in this state-of-the-art proton treatment facility.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Franck Le Bousse, Principal, Architecture

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

Richard Brown, Senior Associate, Architecture

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

Building a trusting client relationship creates a lasting impression.

Franck Le Bousse

Principal, Architecture

Richard Brown

Senior Associate, Architecture

Paula Williams

Principal, Architecture

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