New Cancer Facility Completes Build in Calgary

Posted by on Feb 17, 2023 in Behind the Design
New Cancer Facility Completes Build in Calgary

The new Calgary Cancer Centre centralizes treatment and care for cancer patients in southern Calgary, Alberta. The new project is now the largest cancer treatment and research facility in Canada and the second largest in North America. (source)

The new facility is equipped with the latest in cancer treatments and technology. It features a comprehensive range of services, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and palliative care. The facility also features a specialized cancer care center with dedicated staff and a comprehensive range of cancer treatment options. In addition, it has a dedicated research and education center to further advance the treatment of cancer. Continue reading to learn more about the new build or click here to go to the original article.

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DIALOG, in collaboration with Stantec, is responsible for the architectural and interior design as well as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. DIALOG is also providing landscape architecture, planning and urban design. (source)

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The Cancer Facility

The $1.4 billion Calgary Cancer Centre project, which is being led by the design-build collaboration PCL Construction | Stantec + DIALOG, recently reached a significant completion milestone. The Calgary Cancer Centre, situated on the Foothills Medical Centre campus, will serve as a regional hub for cancer research, care, and support for patients and their families in southern Alberta. In addition to other services and areas, the facility will have approximately 100 chemotherapy seats, patient assessment rooms, 160 beds for the inpatient unit, and 12 radiation vaults. 

With a focus on prevention, early detection, precision medicine, and psychosocial treatment, the CCC will be one of the most complete cancer centers in the world thanks to its vast breadth and integration of cancer care services. Healthcare professionals will be motivated by a setting that encourages innovation and education in this cooperative atmosphere. The design of the facility, which will affect how patients, providers, and other users engage with the center, was influenced by feedback from over 900 user groups, including clinical users, patients, families, and volunteer representatives from Alberta. 

It was a tremendous honor for us to have the vision to build a facility of the highest caliber that provides essential care to people with cancer. As Alberta Health Services completes the facility’s operational commissioning, the installation of medical equipment, and other preliminary work, we can’t wait to hand over the building to them and watch patients get care there in 2024. 

The design of the new Calgary Cancer Centre features two curved L-shaped forms that come together in the center to form an embrace that encircles an all-year-round outdoor garden as the “heart,” symbolizing the kind of care a patient can anticipate there. While receiving care and therapy, patients and their families will have year-round access to the garden, views of nature, and sunlight. 

The Calgary Cancer Center is the state’s current biggest public works undertaking. In order to welcome patients in 2024, Alberta Health Services will now start the facility’s operational commissioning, the installation of medical equipment, and other preparation tasks. 

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Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped modernize healthcare organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, improving patient experience and outcomes. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff

Source: Staff, HCO News. “Spacious New Cancer Centre Completes Build in Calgary.” HCO News, 25 Jan. 2023, 

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