Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Expansion

Location: Miami, FL
Size: 7,000 SF
Services: General Contractor
Owner: University of Miami
Architect: MGE Architects

Two mirrored, two-story, ground-up additions were constructed against symmetrical corners of the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) facing its central plaza. The additions had to perfectly match the existing architectural elements. One addition of 3,120 SF offers a pediatric oncology unit with various patient rooms on the ground floor. This unit was tied into existing clinical space, which was also renovated. The other addition covers 1,780 SF and includes a new MRI suite on the ground floor with two patient rooms and a waiting area. In addition, a spacious outdoor plaza was renovated as part of the project’s scope, bringing the project’s total square footage to approximately 7,000 SF. The 2nd floor of both additions remain shell space for later use by the hospital.

Working in a sensitive, occupied environment, Thornton’s team had to coordinate meticulously to ensure the safety of patients and minimize disruption to ongoing activities. This project was constructed under ICRA Class III standards and was inspected by AHCA.