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The University of Kansas Health System Proton Therapy Center

Building to house advanced proton therapy for cancer treatment

  • 48K

    Square Feet

  • 1

    Gantry

  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Kansas City, Kansas

Design for a proton therapy treatment center supports efficient care delivery, greater access, and improved patient experiences

Proton therapy is one of the latest high-tech treatment methods for cancer. We were pleased to play a role creating a new proton therapy facility for the University of Kansas Health System that will expand access to this valuable medical tool to more patients.

The new 48,000 square foot facility, an addition to the existing radiation oncology building, houses one IBA Proteus One proton therapy unit, with space to house another. The center provides pre-treatment spaces, recovery rooms for pediatric patients, and building support areas adjacent to the partially renovated radiation oncology department. As the architect of record and proton design architect for the project, we were proud to collaborate with Kansas-based architect Hoefer Welker for the design concept. The exterior design of the building uses terracotta panels in natural tones with subtle volumetric articulations. The overall architectural program presents a clean and contemporary design, reflecting the high-tech nature of its purpose.

To develop the design of the facility, we worked with partners and stakeholders, including members of the medical team, to define the needs of patients, families, and caregivers. We joined in a visioning session where we learned about the psychological, sociological, and physiological impacts of proton therapy. With this stakeholder feedback, the final design provides effective clinical workflow, a calming visual environment, and an improved patient experience. 

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • University of Kansas Health System
Partners
  • Proton Equipment Vendor: IBA
  • BR+A Consulting Engineers
  • Goldstein-Milano LLC
Architect
Stantec / Hoefer Welker
Meet Our Team

Paula Williams, Principal

Building a trusting client relationship creates a lasting impression.

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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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.

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.

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

Franck Le Bousse

Principal, Senior Lead Design Architect

Doug Jeong

Senior Associate

Richard Brown

Senior Associate

Stephanie Orlich

Associate, Project Architect

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Build Date: 2022-44-28 08:44:26