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.
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- Washington (12th Street), DC
- U of T MD Anderson Cancer Center
- BR+A Consulting Engineers
- Goldstein-Milano, LLC
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