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MD Anderson Cancer Center New Proton Therapy Center

Architecture and interior design services for a new 80,000 square foot expansion to an existing proton therapy facility

  • 80K

    Square Feet

  • 4


  • Houston, Texas

    Houston, Texas

Expanding MD Anderson’s current proton therapy structure will create the largest stand-alone proton center in the world

MD Anderson was looking to increase its capacity to treat cancer patients and incorporate the latest proton technology provided by Hitachi. The new Proton Therapy Center was proposed to do just that by introducing a new facility next to the existing proton treatment building.

Our team was engaged to deliver architecture and interior design for the planned staff expansion, relocation, and reorganization while ensuring the existing building is fully utilized. We organized the new two-story building around four full size proton gantries, including two that contain a CT on rails within the treatment room. Behind the main façade, a single-story lobby stretches between gardens with amenities and patient services on both sides. The pre-treatment area was designed to be accessible at grade with the front desk and check-in strategically located between public and medical spaces. Our design of the pre-treatment layout is both logical and modular to facilitate interaction between staff and patients while maximizing efficiency.

The existing and new structures will be linked via pedestrian footbridge, share a similar aesthetic, and together will create the biggest proton center in the world—bolstering MD Anderson’s reputation as a world leader in the treatment of cancer.

At a Glance

  • U of T MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • BR+A Consulting Engineers
  • Goldstein-Milano, LLC
Meet Our Team

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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Doug Jeong, Senior Associate, Architecture

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

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.

Stephanie Orlich, Senior Associate, Architecture

Good healthcare design meets the challenges of functional needs and patient experiences with beautiful healing environments.
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Stephanie Tyrpak, Senior Associate, Architecture

We have a talented group that’s easy to work with, and I love the diversity of project opportunities for our team.
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Paula Williams, Principal, Architecture

Building a trusting client relationship creates a lasting impression.

Richard Wolf, Senior Associate, Architecture

My passion is designing complex healthcare facilities to better serve our communities.
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Richard Brown

Senior Associate, Architecture

Doug Jeong

Senior Associate, Architecture

Franck Le Bousse

Principal, Architecture

Stephanie Orlich

Senior Associate, Architecture

Stephanie Tyrpak

Senior Associate, Architecture

Paula Williams

Principal, Architecture

Richard Wolf

Senior Associate, Architecture

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