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UChicago Medicine Breaks Ground on Comprehensive Cancer Center

Published 9/27/2023
UChicago Medicine - Comprehensive Cancer Center
UChicago Medicine - Comprehensive Cancer Center
UChicago Medicine - Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Chicago Medicine broke ground in September of 2023 on an $815 million cancer center that will provide world-class environments for research and treatment. CannonDesign's architectural vision for the freestanding facility will radically elevate the patient experience by bringing together clinicians, investigators, and physician-scientists to optimize the delivery of team-based care. Acting as a centralized hub for cancer research, the transformative development will foster interaction and innovation by uniting 200 faculty and staff members currently dispersed in five buildings on the Hyde Park campus.

Comprising seven stories with a below-grade support floor and a mechanical penthouse, the 575,000-sf structure 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 pavilion will also include 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.

Turner Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Occupancy is slated for spring of 2027.

Organization Project Role
Turner Construction
General Contractor