Construction on the University of Kansas Health System’s new proton therapy treatment center is underway, and Leawood-based Hoefer Welker is behind the design.
It will be one of only 38 proton therapy centers in the country, and the only one in Kansas offering the specialized radiation treatment, which uses protons rather than X-rays to attack tumors. Tentatively scheduled for completion in December, the multimillion-dollar center will be open to patients in January.
Hoefer Welker Project Manager Patrick McCurdy said in a release that one of the firm’s beliefs is that as architects, they do more than simply design buildings and plans for medical equipment and technology.
“We design an entire experience,” McCurdy said.