The John B. Amos Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer care center that consolidates existing and new programs into one location for patient convenience. The Cancer Center offers a full range of services including integrative medicine focused on mind-body healing, rehabilitation tailored to the unique needs of cancer patients, and programs designed to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families. The new center is a 3-story, 50,000-sq.-ft., freestanding building adjacent to Columbus Regional Hospital. The total construction cost for the facility was $9.5 million.

A goal for the entire cancer program and for the facility was to have continuity of surroundings and staff for patients and their families. Cancer involves multiple treatment modalities and crosses; traditional departmental lines; therefore, cancer patients and their families will visit the facility several times while undergoing therapy. With this integrated approach to care, the patient and family may undergo the same number of experiences, but in a familiar surrounding and with a familiar staff.

Project category: New construction (completed February 2005)

Chief administrator: Lance Duke, Executive Vice-President, (706) 571-1000

Firm: Perkins+Will, (404) 873-2300

Design team: John Hogshead, Principal-in-Charge/Project Manager; Jimmy Smith, Lead Designer; Thomas Pederson, Project Architect; David Sheehan, Interior Designer

Photography: ©2005 Chris Little Photography; Nick Merrick, Hedrich Blessing; Perkins+Will

Total building area (sq. ft.): 50,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $190

Total construction cost (excluding land): $9,500,000