Hux Cancer Center
The Estopinal Group LLC
903 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Date Bid: June 2006
Construction Period: June 2006 to Feb 2008
Total Square Feet: 88,483 Site: 2.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Basement, 19,774; first floor, 24,116; second
floor, 20,635; each additional floor, 20,938; penthouse, 3,030; total,
88,483 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 14’; first floor, 16’; second floor,
14’; each additional floor, 14’; penthouse, 12’4”; total, 56’4”.
Basic Construction Type: Structural Steel, Concrete/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete.
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, metal panel.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, structural concrete.
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. - 217 Ward
Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027
Construction Manager: Garmong Pepper Construction - 3050 Poplar
Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: The Estopinal Group LLC - 903
Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
As a part of a system wide renaissance, Union Hospital developed the Hux
Cancer Center to be a facility that would serve the patients of west
central Indiana in a continuum of care. Hux Cancer Center provides
complete services from radiation oncology to chemotherapy to specialized
Hux is a three-story facility with a fully utilized basement. The
basement serves as conference space, storage and mechanical space. The
first floor houses a radiation oncology suite that includes a CT scanner
and two linear accelerators with the expansion capabilities to add a
third. Continuing the theme of complete patient care, the first floor
also has a reflection room and an enclosed garden available for patient
and family use. The second floor is dedicated to chemotherapy oncology
suites and specialty care. Additional chemotherapy and women’s health
suites are on the third floor.
The linear accelerators posed a particular challenge with this project.
The extremely technical nature of the equipment had to be paired with
the monolithic nature of the four to ten foot thick concrete walls. The
coordination between the equipment vendor, design team and contractor
was intense and ongoing throughout the project’s duration.
The Hux Cancer Center’s design is highlighted by the three-story entry
atrium and sloped curtain wall on west side of the building. These
dynamic building elements represent the exceptional care that is
provided to the patients of the center. These elements will be utilized
in other campus projects to develop a singular identity to the Union
DIV. 7: Metal Panels: Alcoa Architectural Metals;
Membrane Roofing: Carlisle Golden Seal™.
DIV. 8: Window, Curtainwall: Kawneer; Entrances &
Storefronts: Stanley, Kawneer; Skylight: LinEl.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Otis.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Lithonia.