Chula Vista, California

Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center

West Coast USA
Sharp HealthCare
Project Size
45,000 Square Feet

Cancer Center, Medical Office Building

The resulting design is patient-centered, staff-friendly, and specific to the needs of those living with cancer. The first story of the building houses radiation oncology, the second story has medical oncology, and the third story houses private physician offices. The center was designed to be unintimidating and is scaled to fit in with the residential surroundings. Major consideration was given to patient dignity and privacy, and special entry points were designed for returning patients who also benefit from dedicated parking. This entry allows the returning patients who typically are not feeling well to go directly to their appointments while bypassing the busy lobby. Staff and all other visitors to the third floor physicians’ offices have separate entrances as well.