University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, a 375,000 SF freestanding cancer, one of 10 such facilities in the US, tasked us with creating a modern environment which would be the embodiment of the exemplary care provided, in a setting which is inviting, warm, nurturing and inspires hope in all who enter.
We engaged senior leaders, physicians and nurses, past and current patients, and their family members to explore aspirations and share their perspectives through design workshops, focus group sessions and room mock ups. Their feedback informed each and every programming, planning and design decision.
Immediately upon entering, one recognizes they have arrived at a world-class Cancer Center. The soaring, light-filled lobby and atrium lift the spirits of patients and visitors. The diverse art collection, healing gardens and water features engage patients and caregivers. Well-conceived floor plans and attention to detail in the clinical zones afford efficient, optimal work environments for caregivers. Careful selection of colors and finishes contribute to a calming, quiet and healing environment.
Gilbane Building Company
Art Curator: Trudy Wiesenberger