The $95M, 284,000 sq ft Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion was designed to provide a seamless continuum of care and features state-of-the-art clinical technology. It serves as the hub for cancer care in the 13-county area served by Spectrum Health. AECOM performed full architectural and engineering services for this project.

Major components include:

  • Radiation Oncology – 5 vaults, HDR Brachytherapy
  • Ambulatory Treatment and Infusion
  • Diagnostic Imaging – Ultrasound, Mammography, CT, PET/CT
  • 4.5T MRI on Level 2 including a copper RF shielding and steel that was required because of its proximity to two corridors
  • Multidisciplinary Clinics
  • Patient Education
  • Clinical Research
  • Laboratory Space
  • Pharmacy

The main focus of the interior is the unique multilevel “Life Garden”, a six-story atrium with lush greenery, waterfalls and natural light that creates a warm and welcoming environment. The central Life Garden creates an area inside the lobby that allows patients to connect with the natural environment. Each floor has a themed garden which helps patients and families connect to nature, as well as providing aesthetic and psychological links to key patient care areas.

This project received LEED Gold certification in 2009, making it the first Healthcare Facility in Michigan to be awarded this prestigious certification. LEED gold certification was based on a number of green design and construction features: brownfield redevelopment, public transportation access, covered parking, and mitigation of the heat island effect.