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  Cochise Oncology Building

Cochise Oncology Building, Page 24Architect

CDG Architects
2102 N. Country Club Road, Building 9, Tucson, AZ 85716

General Description

Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Date Bid: Oct 2005, Design Build
Construction Period: Feb 2005 to Oct 2006
Total Square Feet: 15,126 Site: 1.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 15,126; total, 15,126 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 21’6”; total, 21’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New/V-B/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Metal frame stucco. Roof: Built-Up. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall. 

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Turner Structural Engineering - 3026 N. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
General Contractor: Chestnut Construction - 2127 E. Speedway, #101, Tucson, AZ 85719
Electrical Engineer: Bowden Engineering, Inc. - 7337 E Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715
Mechanical Engineer: Adams and Associates - 4067 East Grant Road, #200, Tucson, AZ 85712

Cochise Oncology is a 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art cancer center located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Completed in October 2006 the facility was conceived by Dr. Janet Nettleton, a radiation oncologist whose treatment philosophy is based on total patient care. Cochise Oncology offers patients a comfortable and respectful experience in a soothing environment while they receive the latest cancer treatments available. Having comprehensive and innovative cancer services in this growing community allows patients to elect to receive treatment in Sierra Vista rather than travel to Tucson or Phoenix.

The building elevations distinguish it from a traditional hospital – multiple parapet heights and facade depths, interesting angles and a variety of building materials and colors supplant the characteristic broad massing of a traditional hospital. Conveying warmth and human scale, the building also exudes the confidence of the staff members to provide the highest quality services.

Resident doctors requested that their individual practice spaces read more as private entities than as parts of a clinic. Each space functions independently and has its own identity within the facility. Interior design of the building fosters a friendly, home-like atmosphere. The flow of the center, with its warm Southwestern colors, inviting reception area and abundant natural light throughout the building, immerses patients in peaceful surroundings. The mechanical systems are designed using highly effective sound attenuation technologies. Sub-waiting areas for radiation patients as well as the chemotherapy suite open into enclosed landscaped courtyards, connecting visitors to the out-of-doors during their stay. Private, quiet areas are provided for patients and families to gather in.

Cochise Oncology is using the latest technology in radiation therapy, an advanced treatment system called TomoTherapy. There are currently 109 TomoTherapy machines worldwide; Cochise Oncology’s unit is the only one in Southern Arizona. Inspectors of the installed equipment found the end result of the installation to be the best they had observed to date. Thoughtful placement of TomoTherapy, HDR therapy and CT Scan equipment allows staff to operate efficiently, provides easy access to operators and maintenance providers, affords privacy and focus for patients and staff.

The facility features radiation therapy and chemotherapy suites, supported by three nurses stations, several exam rooms, a consulting room where doctors meet with patients and family members, a staff area and a spacious reception area. Conference rooms are provided for community support groups; space is also provided for support staff such as counseling, nutritionist, massage therapy and pastoral care specialists.


DIV. 6: Wood Joists: TrusJoist.
DIV. 7: Built Up: Johns Manville; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV. 8: Entrances: Southwest Aluminum.
DIV. 9: Acoustical: Armstrong; Sheet Vinyl: Armstrong; Paint: Sherwin Williams. 

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