University of Chicago Medicine Plans Comprehensive Cancer Center

Published 3-1-2023
  • UChicago Medicine - Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UChicago Medicine - Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Courtesy of CannonDesign.

University of Chicago Medicine is planning to construct an $815 million cancer center to provide world-class environments for personalized care and research. CannonDesign's architectural vision for the project encompasses a freestanding seven-story structure with a below-grade support floor and a mechanical penthouse. As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 575,000-sf facility will offer 80 private beds, including 64 medical-surgical and 16 ICU beds, as well as 90 rooms for outpatient exams and consultations. An urgent care hub with enhanced biosafety protocols will enable immunocompromised patients to be rapidly assessed and treated while minimizing exposure to potential germs.

With infusion therapy rooms grouped by cancer type, the vibrant and welcoming structure will include advanced imaging suites, a prevention and education hub, and a dedicated area for clinical trials. Shell space that can expand vertically and horizontally will allow for future growth and flexibility. Construction is slated to begin in late 2023 with occupancy expected in 2027.

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