UF HEALTH PROTON THERAPY INSTITUTE
Project: UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Owner: University of Florida
Construction Cost: $91.1 Million
Project Size: 98,000 SF
Completion: April 2006
The new 98,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research facility was the culmination of eight years of planning, research, and collaboration between the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and UF Health Jacksonville. Modeled after the proton therapy center at Massachusetts General Hospital, the 2-story concrete structure blends form and function into a truly unique and cutting-edge cancer treatment center and the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States.
Miles of electrical conduit are embedded in the building’s 34,842 tons of concrete, providing power to the $60 Million worth of highly specialized equipment that is incorporated into the facility.
The project received an award from the American Concrete Institute, was the recipient of the Construction Owner’s Association of America (COAA) Silver Project Leadership Award, and won Southeast Construction Magazine’s Award for Excellence in Healthcare.