This article investigates the design strategies for enhancing the well-being, comfort, and safety of the patient along with providing spaces for the care givers that streamlines workflow, adapt to technology and care within the premises of radiation oncology treatment. The vault is the core of the radiation oncology treatment process. This study analyzed how the vaults and adjacent program could be reimagined with a goal and purpose to not only improve patient outcomes but also to provide efficiencies within the clinical operational and treatment model. The research method included a case study of the client’s existing cancer facilities and literature reviews followed by design explorations. In addition to the vault design, the owner challenged the design team to incorporate spaces for staff and physicians that aid in collaboration and advancement of the treatment methods through research and technology. The outcome of the final design implementation has been included in this article.
This article originally appeared in Vol 13.01 of the Perkins&Will Research Journal. CLICK HERE to see the whole article.