Swedish Cancer Institute
Swedish Cancer Institute Seattle, WA
The addition of space for the Swedish Cancer Center Institute was an opportunity to open up an extremely dark, existing building with the incorporation a glass and steel elements to offer healing natural light and garden-like views. The entrance includes a three-story of glass wall and a glass and steel canopy over a rooftop terrace.
Design included a two-way steel moment frame structure, the first project in Seattle to use the 2000 FEMA design and quality assurance guidelines.
Slipping the new facility into a tight site, against the existing Arnold Building, allowed the Cancer Institute to renovate 70,000 SF of space in the existing structure, including adding highly-shielded radiation treatment rooms. The proximity of the new building’s basement to the Arnold Building required complex shoring and underpinning of the foundations of the 14-story tower to maximize space for treatment rooms.
AIA Project of the Month April 2003
20,000 SF new construction; 70,000 SF RenovationArchitect: NBBJ
Contractor: Sellen Construction