HKS, Inc. has been selected to design phase two of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona. The three-story, 110,000-square-foot facility will provide additional space for state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care for patients in the East Valley. An important addition to Banner Gateway Medical Center’s Campus, the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional center of excellence providing comprehensive cancer treatment services in Arizona.
The project is designed and will be constructed using a modified Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. Banner Health representatives; HKS architects, designers and planners; DPR Construction team members; and specialized subconsultants and subcontractors are collocating onsite to design the project collaboratively utilizing a single Building Information Model (BIM) approach. This collaborative approach allows the individual team members to work within their specific fields of expertise to build the project virtually, identifying conflicts and issues to determine solutions before the foundation is even poured.
The new facility will focus on collaborative medicine with a conference center, resource library, counseling, alternative therapies, clinics, radiation therapy, infusion therapy, wellness center and physicians’ offices. The cancer center will be fully integrated into the adjacent Banner Gateway Medical Center. No construction timelines have yet been set.