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PET & Proton Therapy Center of Oman

Designing a world-class cancer treatment center in a different cultural space

  • 110K

    Square Feet

  • 2


  • 100

    Seat Auditorium

  • Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, Oman

Providing solutions for cultural, religious, aesthetic, and technical challenges in Oman

In Oman, our client was looking to create a groundbreaking cancer treatment facility. Our job? Provide solutions for cultural, religious, aesthetic, and technical challenges—collaborating to create a world-class facility, and the first of its kind in the Middle East.

The new 110,000 square foot facility, with highly advanced cancer treatment technology, is comprised of two buildings: an 80,000 square foot cancer treatment center (with two proton gantries and two photon gantries) and a PET/imaging center. Between the two, a 100-seat auditorium is set on an outdoor pedestrian plaza. A pedestrian bridge links the plaza to accommodations and services for patients and staff.

Unfortunately, the region lacked the infrastructure to produce the radioisotopes needed for proton therapy, so that meant we had to design our PET center to produce them. Additionally, to respect cultural and religious needs (complicated by the high cost of treatment rooms), we provided gender-specific, pre-treatment areas and multi-gender treatment rooms.

Traditional Arabic architecture was incorporated to create a healing and peaceful environment, integrating gardens and fountains, and locating public spaces, including prayer rooms, at ground level, facing west toward Mecca. As a hub of sophisticated cancer treatment, this new center will provide training for other future centers.

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.

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.

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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Sean MacManus, Associate, Architecture

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, Architecture

Doug Jeong

Senior Associate, Architecture

Stephanie Orlich

Senior Associate, Architecture

Sean MacManus

Associate, Architecture

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