Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Hershey, PA / United States
Total Square Footage
Infusion, Day Hospital, Outpatient Clinics, Radiation Therapy, Clinical Trials, Emergency Department, Research Labs
LEED-NC 2.1 Certified
The Cancer Institute is the first phase of an ambitious large-scale Master Plan at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Its distinctive elliptical roadway approach redefines the hospital’s access, circulation and identity, and celebrates the importance of landscape at this campus by making it the generative mechanism of the Master Plan.
The building is an exercise in full translational medicine as research and clinical functions are strategically mixed to encourage collaboration. Clinical functions are located on the lower three floors and research labs are located on the top two. They are dynamically linked through a five-story "beehive" atrium around which informal conference rooms, lounges and lunch areas are gathered. An inner landscape of public courtyards and more private healing gardens separate the new building from the existing hospital. The project’s second phase, a new Children’s Hospital, is currently under construction.
In association with Array.
Photography: © Warren Jagger Photography; Rachellynn Schoen