University of Florida, Shands Cancer Hospital

Gainesville, Florida

  • FIRM

    Flad Architects


    Shands Health Care

  • AREA

    500,000 sq.ft.





The new Shands Cancer Hospital has more than 192 beds, state-of-the-art surgical suites, and an efficient, streamlined emergency room. It offers lobbies filled with natural light. Spaces were created with a sense of hope and well-being.

Not simply a place to receive oncology treatments, the Shands Cancer Hospital is a resource ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$728.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYHealthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals the community and place to celebrate life. It has a healing area, a patient information center, training rooms, and a conference center for health fairs and workshops on cancer prevention.

Above all, this facility enables medical teams to provide patients with excellent care; staff members continually develop improved technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer-related illnesses.

The lobby is the main entry point for patients, family and visitors—a space designed to inspire hope, promote a sense of well-being and instill confidence in the quality of care at Shands. Behind the concierge desk, an interactive donor recognition wall enables visitors to select donors’ names to learn about their personal stories.