As the only National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program in southeast Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Health Ann Arbor  needed a space suited to the evolving research and education in this field. The expanded 66,000-square-foot Robert H. and Judy Dow Alexander Cancer Center was designed to support the hospital’s nationally-renowned cancer research program while also accommodating the facility’s significant patient population expansion.

The main floor houses research and multidisciplinary team areas, while the second floor has 38 patient exam rooms and a 22-bay infusion center, which incorporates access to natural light and outdoor views. The project, designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED; Southfield, Mich.), was completed in December 2018.

Project details:

Facility name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health Judy Dow Alexander Cancer Center Renovation

Location: Ypsilanti, Mich.

Completion date: December 2018

Owner: St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Total building area: 66,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $24 million

Cost/sq. ft.: N/A

Architecture firm: Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)

Interior design: Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)

Engineering: DeSine Inc. (civil engineer), Henderson Engineering (MEP engineer)

Construction Manager: Granger Construction