Nevada Cancer Institute at UMC
Las Vegas, Nevada
This design-build challenge was to fit 11,500 sf of state-of-the-art exam and treatment rooms, office space, lobby and linear accelerator into an existing facility at UMC that was truly inadequate for the use. Our team did that, AND exercised our creativity to provide an alternate scheme that would demolish an existing dilapidated single-story building adjacent to the original on-site location, and construct a new facility there. This alternative gave us the opportunity to design a facility that truly fit the needs of the Nevada Cancer Institute while providing them with access or more parking and greater visual exposure along Charleston Boulevard. The exterior aesthetic was designed by merging characteristics from UMC’s new tower expansion and entry with the Nevada Caner Institute’s developing brand. Within our alternative design, infusion rooms were aligned along an interior outdoor courtyard that provides a peaceful & calming landscaped daylit space to assist in the healing process.
Architecturally, our new design was a pure expression of form and building materials. Integrated into the east elevation, a large steel brie soleil (sun shade) protects the entry and lobby from the early day sun. The cost differential between the original renovation and our alternate design was marginal due to the condition of the existing building but in the end, our team was not selected for the project. This design-build, fast track design process took our team about two (2) weeks to produce a solid set of schematic design documents, including the renderings below.
NOTE: Dwayne completed this project while an Associate with DPS. Dwayne’s role was Project Manager and Design Architect.