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  The Center for Total Cancer Care, Page 28The Center for Total Cancer Care


Stegenga + PARTNERS, PC
3625 Brookside Parkway, #380, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Macon, Georgia
Total Square Feet: 46,995 
Construction Period: Nov 2003 to June 2005

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Robinson Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 5500 Oakbrook Parkway, #110, Norcross, GA 30093
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Williams & Associates Inc. - 535 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Shepherd, Harvey & Associates, Inc. - 4855 River Green Parkway, #400, Duluth, GA 30096

The Center for Total Cancer Care located in Macon, the heart of Georgia and a historical crossroads of the South, stands as a proud beacon of both the city's progressive movement and historical foundation. This shining jewel, easily recognizable by its signature clock tower, is a bold statement of modern composition with conservative materials. Traditional red brick meshes beautifully with brushed aluminum panels. The original building slides into the new addition with ease. The interior provokes a sense of awe as you look up three stories to the exposed structure, yet feel cozy with the orange and brown stained concrete at your feet, brick on the wall, and light pouring in from the signature stairs. Environmentally conscious sunscreens, covered canopy and dramatic day lighting contemporize a traditionally institutional space while embracing the city's natural architectural beauty. 

Designed for convenience, this multiuse facility houses all aspects of holistic, patient centered cancer care. The concept was to bring targeted cancer therapy to communities in Macon and Middle Georgia. The goal is to provide comprehensive treatment in one location that can meet the total needs of all cancer care patients in the region. 

As an addition and renovation to an existing shell, special care was taken to ensure no interruption to the existing patients' continuing care at the facility. Because of the specific nature of the services provided at this building, and how they integrate with each other for the patients, consideration was given to each doctor, treatments and the patient's path of travel. 

With the intention to create an all-encompassing cancer care facility, while backing onto the existing municipal Coliseum, the site posed considerable challenges. These challenges were resolved by utilizing the site to advantage. Underground parking facilities for staff, extensive landscaping to maintain a park-like setting, and using the clock tower as a landmark turned this difficult site from disadvantage to advantage.

An architecturally expressive dialogue exists in a melding of conservative and progressive materials to create a hospitality-like interior. The intent is to distract and inspire the mind and capture natural light into medical spaces that traditionally have none. Capitalizing on the natural soothing qualities of nature and light, a glass shell encapsulates the prominent stairwell and transcends the barrier between interior and exterior environments. 

The goal for this project was not to build the most inexpensive medical space; the goal was to build the best medical space possible to provide the convenience of everything a patient needs in one place. The materials used in this building were selected for aesthetics, life-cycle benefits and stellar performance. The combined efforts of all involved parties produced a beautiful and functional solution for both the community and individual patients.

Div. 3: Split-Face Block: Metromont Materials. 
Div. 4: Brick: Boral. 
Div. 7: Insulated Wall Panels: Centria; EIFS: Dryvit. 
Div. 8: Sun Shades: Greenheck; Automatic Entrances: Stanley Access Technology; Glazing: AFG Glass.
Div. 9: Concrete Staining: Artistic Decor Systems; Gypsum: Dens Glass® by Georgia Pacific. 
Div. 10: Canister Clock: Campbellsville Industries, Inc.
Div. 14: Elevators: Thyssen/Krupp.
Div. 16: Lighting: Omega, Day-Brite.

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