DAI was selected as the Architect and Engineer for the design of a 26,000 square foot expansion/renovation to the HealthAlliance Hospital Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center on the hospital’s Burbank Campus in Fitchburg, MA. DAI also designed this original building in 2001, which was planned for future expansion.
Client goals for this project included an additional Linear Accelerator and expanding patient services at the Cancer Center.
The genesis of this project was the need to add a second Accelerator vault and associated support space to the Burbank Campus due to growth in patient visits. The original concept was to build the vault and support area in new expansion space that would expand the footprint of the existing Cancer Center. DAI worked with HealthAlliance to determine that by shifting the focus to renovation, the cost of new support area could be utilized to renovate more interior space. This shift in cost allowed HA to renovate both Radiation and Medical Oncology services and present a brand new Cancer Center to its community.