Photo Credit:
Carol Johnson Associates and Chuck Choi

  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
Boston, MA

The Yawkey Center for Cancer Care provides Dana-Farber with world-class outpatient care and clinical research facilities that serve as the model for cancer centers of the future. Upholding the institution's strategic mission of leading edge "bench to bedside" research principles, this 275,000-square-foot project leverages evidence-based design principals in creating a collaborative environment bringing scientific discoveries to the benefits of patients. Nearly every patient floor of the 13-story facility is physically tied to the research floors in the existing adjacent laboratory building. Serving as the new entrance to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute campus, the facility accommodates a dramatic growth in demand for outpatient services and clinical research trials within a family-centered care model. Walsh Brothers addressed several complex challenges on the project such as the required isolation of vibration from the neighboring Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) facility - the power source for the Longwood Medical Area. This impressive project is the first LEED Gold certified healthcare building in Boston. 

"Team-work between the Construction Manager, Owner, Architect and trade Sub-Contractors during all phases of design and construction was a key element to the success of this project.  Walsh Brothers effectively facilitated this team-work, exercising leadership to ensure success."
Maria Papola
Vice President Facilities Management & Real Estate
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
LEED Gold Certified
2006 Environmental Merit Award from New England Office of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Greater Boston Breathes Better
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects - Architect of Record and Design Architect
Miller Dyer Spears Architects - Associate Architect