Cancer Specialists of North Florida (CSNF) has provided quality cancer care to the Jacksonville community for more than 30 years. After growing to eleven locations, CSNF tasked Gresham Smith with designing an easily replicable facility prototype to serve as its new brand standard. Offering two footprint options, the new outpatient archetype improves operational efficiency while providing a comfortable yet cutting-edge environment.

Client

Sauer Incorporated

Location

Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida

Project Type

Healthcare

Accolades

Showcase

2

footprint options

12,100k

square-foot prototype

17,600k

square-foot prototype

Two Different Forms

Two Different Forms

The first implementations of the facility prototype are the 12,100-square-foot Southpoint cancer treatment facility and the 17,600-square-foot Fleming Island facility. Both were designed with future expansion in mind to accommodate radiation oncology, medical oncology and diagnostic imaging services. Each includes a linear accelerator with the ability to add a second vault, a CT simulator, exam rooms, a procedure room, a laboratory, a modular pharmacy, infusion therapy and staff support spaces.
Setting the Tone

Setting the Tone

Our goal was to welcome the patient with a feeling of hospitality, which starts in the main waiting area and extends throughout the building. An efficient layout with a sub-wait area adjacent to the lobby requires less seating in the main waiting room, improves the turnaround time for exam rooms, and minimizes backtracking as patients and staff move through the facility.
A Patient-Centered Archetype

A Patient-Centered Archetype

The warmth of natural materials featured in the waiting areas was introduced into the linear accelerator space. Wood walls, backlit artwork and adjustable lighting create a soothing ambiance to help the patient relax during their procedure.
An Infusion of Light

An Infusion of Light

A large, well-lit chemotherapy infusion area lets patients interact during treatment if desired while a private room is also available. An adjoining modular pharmacy allows patients to watch pharmacy technicians prepare their chemotherapy and other treatments in a glass-walled space with a high-tech, modern look.
An Adaptable Aesthetic

An Adaptable Aesthetic

Stacked stone and faux wood wrapped around structural steel give the exteriors a universal look and feel of heavy timber construction without the related costs—an aesthetic that can easily translate to different sites across the region. Both our interior and exterior designs position CSNF’s new facility model as both sophisticated and personal to assure cancer patients they are in the best possible hands for effective, nurturing medical care.
A Prototype with Legs

A Prototype with Legs

During the first year of operation, patient volumes at the Southpoint treatment center exceeded the client’s expectations, averaging more radiation and medical oncology patients per day than any other Cancer Specialists of North Florida treatment center. The client is now investigating additional expansion opportunities and has incorporated Gresham Smith’s sub-wait design concept into existing facilities to improve operational efficiencies.

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Cancer Specialists of North Florida

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Joseph C. Bucci AIA, NCARB
Joseph C. Bucci AIA, NCARB
Senior Architect