Huntsman Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Center
Salt Lake City
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OWNER: Huntsman Cancer Institute
LEAD DESIGN FIRM | ARCHITECT: Architectural Nexus
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jacobsen Construction
CIVIL ENGINEER: VBFA
STRUCTURAL, MEP ENGINEER: Reaveley Engineers
SUBCONTRACTORS: Archer Mechanical; Engineered Steel Structures; KOH Mechanical; Staker Parson Materials & Construction; Taylor Electric
This addition to the Huntsman Cancer Institute provides proton therapy options for patients who need targeted cancer treatment. The facility is home to exceptionally sensitive, expensive and heavy treatment equipment. Located on a site constrained by two existing buildings and a fire lane access road that could not support a crane because it was built over mechanical space, the crane platform was carved into the hillside at the edge of a 60-ft shoring wall.
The facility requires 5-ft-thick concrete for the surrounding walls and ceiling where the proton therapy takes place, requiring precise monitoring and control during placement and curing. Full-wall graphic images and specialty lighting on the facility’s interior helps create a comforting atmosphere for patients while they are healing.