Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 15

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1486.4 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs Photographs: Bruce Damonte
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bohle
  • Project Team

    Mehrdad Yazdani (Design Principal /Lead Designer), Carlos Amato, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP(Principal/Lead Medical Planner), Kevin Spady, AIA, LEED AP (Principal/Project Manager), Hansol Park, AIA, LEED AP, Jennifer Ries, Jessica Yi, LEED AP, Jack Poulin, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, Jenny Tse, LEED AP, Jay Whisenant, AIA, CCS , Joe O’Neill, AIA, CDT, Harold Sibley, AIA, LEED AP
  • Contractor

    Turner Construction
  • M/P Engineers

    Mazzetti Nash Lipseyburch
  • Electrical Engineer

    DPB Engineering, Inc
  • Structural Engineers

    John A. Martin & Associates
  • Civil Engineers

    RBF Engineering
  • Landscape Architects

    AHBE Landscape Architects
  • Lighting Design

    Atelier Ten
  • Security

    Guidepost Solutions
More Specs Less Specs
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Text description provided by the architects. Traditionally, radiation treatment centers are placed below ground to accommodate heavy equipment and to shield radiation. These spaces serve a very functional purpose, and are typically barren of natural light and amenities that support the psychological and emotional needs of cancer patients. Kaiser Permanente did not want to build that type of facility. Instead, the health system sought to create a state-of-the-art medical center that brought its oncology radiation services above ground and into the light.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Our design approach focused on the distinct needs of cancer patients and their treatment schedules, which typically occur five days a week for five to eight consecutive weeks. To alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes with treatment, we harnessed natural light, views to nature, and soothing interior colors to create a calming and nature-oriented experience that feels more like a spa than a diagnostic and treatment center. The three linear accelerator treatment rooms are located at the heart of the building, enclosed within three-foot-thick concrete walls. A glass wall stretches across the footwall of each room, opening onto a Zen garden and a plush vertical garden.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

The building itself acts as a gateway to the new Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Campus. The exterior glass facade enhances the building’s sculptural form and creates an interior/exterior connection with a custom glazing pattern that mirrors the surrounding landscape. The glazing pattern density is varied to provide transparency where desired and privacy where needed. At night, the building emits a warm glow—acting as a beacon of hope for all those touched by cancer.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: Anaheim, CA, USA

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign" 04 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Bruce Damonte

克雷默放射肿瘤学研究中心 / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.