Lawrence + Memorial Hospital


Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center

Waterford, Connecticut

47,000 GSF

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture

Sustainable Programs
LEED for Retail: New Construction (Retail-NC) or Commercial Interiors (Retail-CI)-Silver


The facility, developed through Lean and IPD processes, provides cancer treatment services in a single facility.

A development of a 2010 facilities master plan, the Cancer Center is a new facility housing all services needed by cancer patients including medical and radiation oncology within a single facility. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is strongly committed to process improvement through the application of Lean principles. From this commitment came the decision to utilize integrated project delivery (IPD) in developing this project. As a result of the collaborative efforts, the overall project schedule was reduced by six months, and the facility came in $1.2 million under budget.

The first-floor houses Yale New Haven’s Radiation Oncology services including two linear accelerators, CT Simulator and Orthovoltage Room. The second-floor features Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Medical Oncology program which includes 18 infusion bays, satellite pharmacy, stat lab and exam and procedure rooms. Both floors offer conference rooms, meeting spaces and a staff cafe/locker room.

Evidence-based design informs the patient experience to accommodate their needs on any given visit. The treatment spaces provide a variety of privacy options for the patient, including private bays, semi-private adjoining bays that can be partitioned via curtains, and a communal lounge area. Infusion bays include individual temperature controls, heated chairs, and television sets. All treatment areas provide views to nature.