UNM Cancer Center
Rohde May Keller McNamara Architects
University of New Mexico
Total Square Feet:
- This facility provides fully-integrated cancer diagnosis and treatment services including cancer diagnosis and imaging facilities, a Siemens-PETNET cyclotron and radioisotope production facility, three ambulatory surgery suites, a diagnostic clinical laboratory, four vaults for radiation oncology and radiosurgery programs, and more than 40 exam rooms per floor.
- Because the center is focused on caring for the whole patient, the new facility also features healing gardens, private alcoves, a reflective pool and a meditation chapel.
- The design of the building is heavily influenced by New Mexico’s diverse cultures with a strong connection to the natural elements such as wood and stone and color schemes inspired by New Mexican plants believed to have healing properties.
- The rooftop chemotherapy infusion suite offers patients a stunning view of the Sandia Mountains during their treatment, which can be done indoors or out in the fresh air healing garden.