The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

2016 | Healthcare Facilities | National Award of Excellence | National Award of Merit

Design-Build Team Summary

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

With a unified team collaborating from the project start, project goals could be better understood and achieved. The firms were able to forge a strong relationship starting with programming, which allowed each to holistically understand the goals of design and construction. It also reduced RFI’s and project schedule.


The new, 220,000-square-foot University of Arizona Cancer Center in Phoenix, Arizona was designed to deliver the highest standard of care within an evidence-based, multidisciplinary model, using the most modern technologies. The building program includes spaces for radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy and interventional radiology, exam and procedure rooms, a support and wellness center, infusion, a clinical pharmacy, and a healing garden.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: The University of Arizona
Design-Builder: Hensel Phelps/ZGF Architects LLP
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Architect: ZGF Architects LLP
Engineers: Affiliated Engineers, Martin, White & Griffis Structural Engineers / John A. Martin & Associates
Specialty Consultants: Atelier Ten, Francis Krahe & Associates
Other Team Members: Dibble & Associates Consulting Engineers, Wheat Design Group, Colin Gordon Associates, Jensen Hughes, Lerch Bates
Duration of Construction: 24 months
Project Cost: $88,646,936