Housing a large array of diagnostic and treatment programs and multidisciplinary clinics, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center’s new Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building creates a one-stop destination for cancer care on the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus. Johns Hopkins specialists work with newly diagnosed patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan recommendation. By integrating clinical care and research under one roof, the building embodies team-based precision medicine, providing more opportunities for clinical trials and offering innovative cancer treatments and supportive care.

Guided by Patient and Family Advisory Committee input, the design team used bright sunlit spaces, panoramic views, and a spa-like palette of interior finishes to create an airy and uplifting atmosphere within the building. To maximize safety and environmental quality for this immunocompromised patient population, the building is the hospital’s first 100% wax- and carpet-free facility, using rubber flooring in acoustically sensitive areas.

Located on a prominent, high-traffic urban street corner, the design capitalizes on the site’s elevation to promote the hospital’s brand to passersby and provide sweeping skyline vistas throughout the 10-story building.