University of Tennessee Medical Center – Cancer Institute

Building Area: 105,000 s.f.

Date of Completion: 2012

Type: New Construction

Location: Knoxville, TN

Budget: Shell: $7,513,505 ($71.23/s.f.) Tenant: $4,096,878
($66.83/s.f.)

Challenge: Design a new Medical Office Building housing a relocated Cancer Institute; placed on a crowded hospital campus and constructed with little to no disruption to traffic and adjacent functions.

Solution: As part of ongoing improvements to the University of Tennessee Medical Campus, BMa was tasked with designing a Medical Office Building which would house an improved and expanded Cancer Institute as well as medical office space to increase patient care capacity. Having recently completed an adjacent parking structure, we were able to site this new facility on an existing surface parking lot near the newly realized Heart Hospital. The exterior architecture was designed to complement and blend with the campus while continuing the improved aesthetic style of the adjacent Heart Hospital. The MOB’s main entry and patient drop-off are both located on the lowest level, which contains a cafe and boutique, as well as diagnostic and imaging functions, including PET & CT scan suites. The second level contains exam rooms and shell space for future expansion, as well as a connector bridge allowing easy access to the remainder of the hospital campus. The third level contains administrative offices and additional shell space. The fourth level contains the chemotherapy department. The interior spaces are designed with the patients’ needs in mind and are warm, comforting, and inviting.