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New York Proton Center

Building the first proton therapy center in New York

  • 135K

    Square Feet

  • 3


  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

Overcoming spatial challenges to engineer a new, 135,000-square-foot proton center

ProHealth and a consortium of four leading healthcare institutions wanted to develop the first proton center in the state of New York. At the onset of the project, we supported the client in obtaining a certificate of need in New York, and through a lengthy process, we were engaged to provide data and analyses related to the architectural, engineering, shielding, and technology design.

Now complete, the New York Proton Center is a three-story, 135,000-square-foot (12,500-square-metre) facility built on a 49,360-square-foot (4,585-square-metre) constrained urban site in uptown Manhattan. The center contains three gantries, one fixed beam, one eye chair, and one research room, all hemmed in between two existing buildings.

The design of the New York Proton Center, which utilizes a cyclotron treatment system, delivers a world-class facility and provides proton radiation oncology treatment for patients in a unique healing environment. The design promotes a sense of wellbeing and comfort for patients through the inclusion of natural materials and the combination of artificial and natural light.

With a well-organized and efficient layout, doctors and technicians can work effectively, increasing throughput and promoting better outcomes for each patient. Plus, the center serves as an anchor for a mixed-use residential, commercial, and retail project aimed to fuel urban renewal in East Harlem.

At a Glance

  • Washington (12th Street), DC
IIDA Healthcare Design Awards, Best of Competition, 2019
IIDA Healthcare Design Award, Winner, Ambulatory - Specialty Clinic category, 2019
Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Finalist
Meet Our Team

Paula Williams, Principal, Healthcare & Proton Therapy

Building a trusting client relationship creates a lasting impression.
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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.

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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Richard Wolf, Senior Associate

My passion is designing complex healthcare facilities to better serve our 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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Paula Williams

Principal, Healthcare & Proton Therapy

Richard Brown

Senior Associate

Franck Le Bousse

Principal, Senior Lead Design Architect

Richard Wolf

Senior Associate

Doug Jeong

Senior Associate

Stephanie Orlich

Associate, Project Architect

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