Continuity, connectivity and patient wayfinding helped steer Cannon to winning design
Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering and planning firm, is pleased to announce that the University Hospitals, Case Medical Center Cancer Hospital has recently been recognized with an American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
The Case Medical Center Cancer Hospital was among 65 distinguished buildings selected in this prestigious design competition which honors and celebrates the most outstanding accomplishments for architecture designed and built in the United States by leading American and international design firms. “The wide geographic distribution of these awards attests to the importance of the program,” notes Christian K.
Narkiewicz-Laine, Director and President of the Chicago Athenaeum. “There is no one, single program that brings together the latest cutting-edge international architecture today as one cohesive universal representation or platform for American design.”
Located on the University Hospitals Case Medical Center campus in Cleveland Ohio, the 320,000 sf Cancer Hospital triples the size of the existing hospital, consolidating activities previously dispersed among seven different locations, optimizing patient care, and fostering synergy among providers. “Continuity with the surrounding campus fabric, connectivity with adjacent buildings, creation of a gateway to the campus, and clear patient wayfinding were all important design considerations,” noted Design Principal George Z. Nikolajevich, FAIA, “as was the integration of healing gardens.” Clinical pods for cancer treatment are designed to address specific patient populations. Additional services include patient and public education programs, diagnostic imaging, infusion therapy, radiation oncology, an expanded breast center, and conference facilities.
Cannon Design is ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science & technology, education, sports & recreation and government clients. At present, the firm employs a staff of 800, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America, as well as abroad in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India