Alameda Radiation Oncology Building

This freestanding healthcare building welcomes patients from outside while being supportive of their needs inside. It is the focal point at the terminus of the medical campus entrance drive, behind a fountain with natural boulders designed by our firm. Healing herbs were selected for their colors and fragrances so the psychological healing environment would begin even before entering.

Roof forms reach skyward expressing the relationship between man and nature. Concrete linear accelerator vaults are stained a warm stone color, washed by daylight from a skylight above. Interior finishes include wood and natural fiber carpeting, colors were selected for warm tones with natural patterns.

The corridor system provides a clear separation between patient and caregiver areas. This enhances the staff and visitor feeling of well-being and comfort. The clarity of the circulation system keeps patients at ease as they move through the building. A separate entrance is provided for non-ambulatory patients who are transported to the building for treatment via ambulance.

The vault walls are made of concrete and are as much as 6 feet thick. To save space between the vaults a relatively new product was used called Leadite that are lead blocks that lock together which reduced the wall thickness by 4 feet.