The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS; Kansas City, Kan.) is an academic medical center known for advanced treatments and medical research and education. As part of its commitment to leadership in healthcare, TUKHS expanded its radiation/oncology cancer facility with a new proton therapy center in Kansas City, Kan.
Located at the University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the multimillion-dollar facility serves approximately 224 patients annually and offers proton therapy and expanded pediatric cancer services.
Due to constraints of a small building site adjacent to the existing facility, the project required creative design. The project team, including design architect Hoefer Welker (Kansas City, Kan.) and architect of record Stantec (Washington D.C.) chose to design the new proton therapy center on the available site while creating an addition on top of the existing radiation oncology pavilion.