The University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is a recognized leader in oncology care and the only facility in South Florida designated by the National Cancer Institute. To further its life-changing work, the University contracted HOK to design a hub for the next generation of cancer research and treatment.
The Transformational Cancer Research Building will accelerate groundbreaking scientific discoveries and life-saving treatments and therapies by bringing cancer researchers, advanced technology and patient-centered care together under one roof. The building’s design fosters collaboration, wellness and team science. It will help attract top-tier researchers and adds a new architectural icon to the Miami skyline.
The 12-story tower will support the latest in experimental, computational and clinical research, population science, diagnostic imaging and clinical care. Eight floors will focus on new and emerging therapies and treatments to cure cancer through collaborative research that advances translational medicine. Flexible laboratories will allow researchers to quickly adapt to follow new leads and incorporate new tools and automation to accelerate scientific discoveries.
Patients at the TCRB will receive holistic, personalized care based on their specific diagnosis to improve their quality of life and prevent cancer reoccurrences. Located in one of the most diverse populations in the U.S., the building helps promote health equity and reduce racial disparities in cancer care through its comprehensive programming and open, transparent design.