Huntsman Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated cancer research facility and hospital located on the University of Utah campus. Completed in 1999, the Institute has two main sections: laboratory and office. The laboratory portion is designed using one-way concrete pan joists to control vibration for laboratory instruments. The office portion is designed using steel moment frame, concrete on metal deck with composite wide flange beams.
The Institute sits adjacent to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and is connected by glass walkways. The world-class facility opened in 2004 and has 50 patient beds, four operating rooms, and ten treatment rooms. The 2011 expansion added four operating rooms, 25 exam rooms, 50 patient rooms, a critical care unit, additional PET/CT imagery machine, and a breast MRI unit to the hospital.
The fourth and most recent phase doubles Huntsman Cancer Institute’s laboratory space. Research scientists in the 225,000 sf building focus exclusively on the science of studying inherited and childhood cancers.
Located in the northeast corner of the campus and cut into the foothills, the site presented many challenges which dictated the architectural layout and mandated innovative and creative structural design solutions.
1999, 2004, 2011, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT