Combining advanced cancer care with the comfort of the surrounding community, the San Antonio Proton Therapy Center in San Antonio will provide treatment to nearly 500 patients annually from South and West Texas and Mexico.
Developed by Proton International LLC (Alpharetta, Ga.) with University of Texas Health as the clinical partner, the new 26,000-square-foot facility is characterized by a simplicity of massing and composition. An interlocking design connects indoor spaces and outdoor gardens to produce a compact building that’s integrated with its natural surroundings.
The two-story facility offers dedicated areas to welcome patients, provide clinical care and treatment, support staff, and accommodate complex equipment requirements. Upon arrival, patients and visitors will be greeted with an expansive exterior canopy leading to the main double-height lobby flanked by healing gardens to the east and west. The staff area stretches behind the main façade and connects with an adjoining patio for a place of respite.
To maximize the building’s presence on campus, the site was conceptually divided in parallel layers with the proton building at the center.
A healing garden will line the main building lobby on two sides, and a step garden with outdoor patio will be adjacent to the staff lounge. A third garden will be located at the end of the treatment corridor. New trees planted on a grid will be added along three sides of the property to provide a natural backdrop and shading to the building.
Facility name: San Antonio Proton Therapy Center
Location: San Antonio
Expected completion date: 2024
Owner: Proton International LLC
Total building area: 26,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: Confidential
Cost/sq. ft.: Confidential
Architecture firm: Stantec
Interior design: Stantec
General contractor: Not selected
MEP Engineering: BR+A Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineering: Goldstein-Milano Structural Engineers