Cochise Oncology Building
2102 N. Country Club Road, Building 9, Tucson, AZ 85716
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.
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
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
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.