University of Colorado Health Sciences Center—Anschutz Cancer Pavilion Aurora, CO
The primary mission of this new state-of-the-art cancer and urology care facility is to provide the highest-quality patient care and clinical research. As one of the first facilities on the new campus, this building, by its placement and design, provided a sense of completeness at the end of Phase I by conveying its own image and identity, through the use of a crystalline entry lobby and the placement of adjacent buildings.
The Pavilion provides comprehensive services for outpatient care and treatment of cancer, dermatology and urology patients. It also encompasses a number of existing medical services formerly housed in inadequate locations across the existing university campus. Multidisciplinary activities include: outpatient exam and special procedure areas for Hematology/Medical and Surgical Oncology; Chemotherapy, Infusion and Radiation Therapy; Breast Cancer Screening; and clinical and patient support services essential to prevention, education and cancer treatment.
PROJECT CATEGORY New Construction (completed December 2000)
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR Antonio Ruiz, Associate Vice-President, (303) 327-3230
FIRM Perkins & Will, Inc., (312) 755-4681
DESIGN TEAM David Hansen, Design Principal; Jocelyn Frederick, Principal-in-Charge; Walter Bissonnette, Project Director; Rick Reindel, Project Architect
PHOTOGRAPHY Ron Johnson
BED CAPACITY N/A
TOTAL BUILDING AREA (SQ. FT.) 109,000
TOTAL COST $21,600,000
A sense of place resounds through the building. Natural light floods the public corridors, infusion areas and waiting rooms, making wayfinding intuitive. Waiting areas are warm and inviting, with subdued lighting, patterns, colors and textures. Nurses' stations are accessible and uncluttered. Design continuity between public and patient areas is maintained throughout the facility.
The facility provides for expansion beyond existing capacities, serving as the foundation for growth of the integrated cancer-related programs planned for the campus. The building will ultimately be connected to an Eye Institute, Centers for Advanced Medicine and a Research Facility