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A Tale of Two Centers: Recurrent Trends in Oncology

November 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Free – $35.00


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A Tale of Two Centers: Recurrent Trends in Oncology

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AIA|LA Committee: Healthcare

CES Credit: 1 LU|HSW

HKS and ZGF Architects will share two recent oncology projects in Southern California that demonstrate their focus on quality of care and patient experience. While both bring new life to previous medical office buildings, they will compare the intimate needs of a small-scale project against the comprehensive needs of large-scale campus.

1. Keck USC Infusion Newport Beach – HKS

Keck Medicine of USC leased a new 2-story medical office building in the heart of Newport
Beach to provide a state-of-the-art treatment facility that provides a quiet and restful
environment to patients and their families during infusion treatment cycles. The infusion
drug laboratory includes the latest technology for the preparation of chemotherapy
agents. Working in collaboration with the Design/Builder and USC’s facilities construction
and design group, the team developed the Harbor concept which was used as the theme
in the selection of materials, furniture and graphics. Areas within the project includes
exam rooms, provider offices, lab, infusion pharmacy and infusion treatment bays. The
infusion bays are a custom designed system and are on the second level of the building to
allow for expansive views of Newport Beach.

As part of a leading university-based medical center offering world-class medicine,
patients have access to clinical trials, tumor boards (a multidisciplinary opinion on a
patient’s treatment plan) and other specialized services that only a university-based
medical center can provide.

2. City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center – ZGF Architects

The City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center is an approximately 200,000 sf, 4-story comprehensive cancer center located in Irvine CA. City of Hope purchased an 11-acre site that was a portion of an office park with an existing office building that was never occupied. The project included the Outpatient Cancer Center, a small Specialty Hospital, and 1,125 stall Parking Structure.
The Cancer Center was designed with input from more than 500 patients, their families and community members. Every feature of the cancer center, from the design of its gathering spaces to its lighting, its wall color, even its artwork selection, was intentionally chosen to promote healing and comfort and ensure patients and their families have the best care experience.

Patients receive fully integrated multidisciplinary cancer care, in one convenient location, from prevention through survivorship. Physician-scientists conduct Phase 1-3 clinical trials at a dedicated clinical research unit and an infusion center. The Cancer Center features the latest and most comprehensive suite of market-leading technology for screening, diagnosing and treating cancer. The new outpatient center is outfitted with Radiation Oncology services including 1 Linac, 1 MRI Linac, 1 HDR, and 1 CT Sim, full Diagnostic Imaging services, Nuclear Medicine, an Ambulatory Surgery Center with 2 robotic ORs, 1 general OR, 2 minor procedure rooms, 1 hybrid interventional radiology suite, 67 multi-specialty exam and treatment rooms, 15 consultation rooms, an infusion center with 43 infusion bays and 10 private infusion treatment rooms, centralized lab services, compounding pharmacy and retail pharmacy. It also houses the Hope Boutique, a full-service salon and shopping area staffed by cosmetologists trained to work with oncology patients.


Leslie Fishburn, HKS, Principal and Interiors Regional Practice Manager

With more than 35 years of experience, Leslie has worked with a wide range of projects encompassing healthcare, workplace strategy, higher education and entertainment. She has a unique ability to combine her design skills, project management ability and business relationships to translate the varied needs and wishes of clients into successful projects. She understands the layers of design to appropriately merge the interiors with the exterior design and outside community landscape. As a project manager, Leslie participates in the selection of general contractors and consultants, as well as consultant coordination, budgeting and work plans. As a designer, she works with the design team on the programming, space planning, and production of construction documents as well as the selection of finishes furniture.

Robert Winter, HKS, Associate and Sr. Project Architect

Robert has 15 years of experience as a project architect with a focus on healthcare projects in California. He is adept at coordinating all project phases with the design team, consultants and clients to develop comprehensive construction documents and manage technical details, from code compliance to construction issues. As a healthcare architect, Robert is driven to provide the client with the highest quality, most cost-effective design solutions that provide flexibility for future technologies in patient care. He is a flexible, well-organized team member who balances diverse responsibilities throughout the development providing excellent communications that advances the project to a successful delivery.

Corazon Roush, HKS, Vice President and Sr. Medical Planner

Corazon’s 33-year career has evolved from the design and construction management of healthcare facilities to facility programming and master planning, and finally to operational and strategic planning and market and demand analysis. She focuses on the tenet that creating spaces that support patients, caregivers, and family is paramount. As healthcare systems undergo transformations demanded by healthcare reform, she recognizes how these tenets should be the core of delivering healthcare that is cost effective, innovative and supported by evidence.
Understanding the downstream impact of each activity, her strategic planning is well grounded in the relationship between spaces and operational models anticipated, resulting in more realistic scenarios.

Janet Pangman, Principal, ZGF Architects

Janet Pangman brings over 26 years of experience in programming, planning, design, and delivery of large and complex healthcare projects as a principal at ZGF. Her keen awareness of medical facility operations and functional requirements allows Janet to simultaneously address the aesthetics, workflow, and technical issues to create healthcare environments that warm the heart and heal the soul.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Analyze the ways in which patient populations drive the need to plan and design new outpatient facilities
2.  Summarize lessons learned converting an existing office building into specialized cancer center.
3.  Apply principles of a patient-focused and family-focused environment to reflect the model of care with custom designed systems
4.  Identify how specialized needs fit into a larger medical system while reinvesting education and research practices


November 16, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Free – $35.00
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AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee


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