University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus

The national award-winning Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic provides examination and infusion treatment services in a convenient, accessible outpatient…

Harnessing the Desert Landscape as a Healing Force

University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus

Tucson, AZ

The national award-winning Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic provides examination and infusion treatment services in a convenient, accessible outpatient facility. The design reuses portions of the foundation and steel frame of an existing 50-year-old hospital on the site, but reinvents the elements as a series of linked pavilions and courtyards with garden, desert and mountain views.

The architecture incorporates abundant daylight and vistas to mountain ranges, gardens and trees. A natural arroyo and healing gardens replicating elements of the native landscape provide a sense of beauty and calm. Program elements also include conference and counseling space, pharmacy, laboratory, staff workspace, and amenities including a resource library and café.

“UMC believes that this is not just a new building but a new beginning in the treatment of cancer patients. Our amazing physicians, our caring nurses, the spectacular facilities, the gardens—they make it a healing place full of hope.”

Greg Pivirotto, CEO of University Medical Center

Project Name

Arizona Cancer Center, Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic

Client

University Medical Center

Location

Tucson, AZ

Size

82,000 GSF

Services

Master Planning
Programming
Medical Planning
Architecture

Completion Date

2007