Award-Winning Architecture Firm to Design New Cancer Hospital Architecture firm Perkins+Will, a leading partner in the development of global cancer treatment cen- ters, is the University of Chicago Medicine’s choice to design the renovation of the Bernard A. Mitchell hospital into a dedicated cancer hospital for adults. “We’re excited to work with the University of Chi- cago Medicine to deliver to Chicago, and the world, a best-in-class cancer hospital,” said Ralph Johnson, lead designer for the project and the global design director of Perkins+Will. “At this critical juncture in UCM’s future, we are honored to partner with the institution to advance their emergency department, trauma center, and cancer center initiatives, while ultimately improving human health with what will be a transformative facility.” The firm’s Chicago office was involved in the cre- ation of preliminary concepts for the new Mitchell facility, as part of the team that prepared the Certificate of Need application for the new cancer hospital, Emergency Department and adult Level I Trauma Center. Such involvement gives the firm a fundamental and unique understanding of how the new cancer hospital fits into UChicago Medicine’s overall growth strategy. Perkins+Will has been a key development partner with such global leaders in cancer treatment and research as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Baylor University and Duke Univer- sity. Locally, the firm worked on a number of high profile projects in Chicago, including Rush Univer- sity Medical Center’s New Hospital Tower, for which it won the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Healthcare Design Award. CANCER.UCHICAGO.EDU 13 News