UNM Cancer Center

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Services Provided:

General Contracting

Architect:

Rohde May Keller McNamara Architects

Owner:

University of New Mexico

Total Square Feet:

154,000

Description:

  • This facility provides fully-integrated cancer diagnosis and treatment services including cancer diagnosis and imaging facilities, a Siemens-PETNET cyclotron and radioisotope production facility, three ambulatory surgery suites, a diagnostic clinical laboratory, four vaults for radiation oncology and radiosurgery programs, and more than 40 exam rooms per floor.
  • Because the center is focused on caring for the whole patient, the new facility also features healing gardens, private alcoves, a reflective pool and a meditation chapel.
  • The design of the building is heavily influenced by New Mexico’s diverse cultures with a strong connection to the natural elements such as wood and stone and color schemes inspired by New Mexican plants believed to have healing properties.
  • The rooftop chemotherapy infusion suite offers patients a stunning view of the Sandia Mountains during their treatment, which can be done indoors or out in the fresh air healing garden.