Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital

New Haven, CT | 2010

This 14-story facility reinforces the Hospital's reputation as a top-ranking Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Consolidating services previously scattered throughout the campus, the project focuses on making connections. A two-story lobby ties directly into the central atrium space that functions as the heart of this major academic medical center; and a five-story, glass-enclosed bridge connects the new Center to the existing Children's Pavilion. Additional connections were created to bridge surgery, waiting, and the adjacent clinical lab and garage structure.

The Center offers integrated inpatient and outpatient services, including 168 private rooms, 12 operating rooms, radiation therapy, a women's cancer center, a pediatric oncology unit, and a full complement of imaging technologies. Sustainable design elements include a terra cotta rain screen exterior wall, light-filled interiors, and a mid-level rooftop garden for patients and families. The hospital, which opened to outpatients in October 2009, is LEED certified.

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Smilow Cancer Hospital website
Garden brings tranquility to cancer center - Healthcare Design, June 2014
Smilow Cancer Hospital - the first five years
Smilow Cancer Hospital: A narrative study


Shepley Bulfinch Team

Garrold Baker
Carolyn Judge
Greg Heiges
Tom Kahmann
Neil Sirois
Paul Fallon
Anne Garrity
Fabrizio Colitti
Hadar Feige
Tripti Singh
Richard Donahoe
Jim Oglesby
Bob Nakashian
Cathy Lange
Krzystof Brzezinski
Jonathan Gyory
Jennifer Aliber
Angela Watson
Michael Lencioni
Pete Clutterbuck
Mike Gailey
Nick Bryner
Courtney Conklin
Patricia DeLauri
Tony Rossien
Keng Lui
Michael Kalustov
Michael Murray
George Steinhubel
Shawn Billard
Rafik Armanios
Mark Coleman
Charles Osborne
Marcus Springer
Ernie Marsh
Melissa Moynihan
Srey Reun
Steve Valenti
Tara Dirrane
Carissa Donsker
Sue Ellen Donahoe
Sue Laferriere
Christina McGonagle
Caroline Shannon
Meredith Clarke
Ellen Altman
Christian Moneyhun
Kenley Gard
Scott R. Lockwood
Nate Murray
Susan Hurst
Kim Markert
Mekdes Hagos
Juan Ruiz-Hau
James Kitt
Greta Eckhardt
David Yohannes
Aaron Whittkamper
Ken Grizzell
Verionica De LaRosa
Charulata Kokate
Luis Riobueno
Jordan Max
Alexander Adamick
Peter Bracciotti
Bruce Cole
Christopher Dolan
Nilay Deshmukh
Milly Baker
Maxwell Nichols
Franziska Garcia



  • 2014 Healthcare Facility Design Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects/AIA
  • 2011

  • Award of Merit, 2011 Green Building Awards, Connecticut Green Building Council
  • 2011

  • Finalist, 2011 Design & Health Academy Awards, International Academy of Design & Health
  • 2011

  • First Place (New Construction), 2011 Project Team Awards, Connecticut Building Congress
  • 2010

  • 2010 Green Business Award (New Construction), Connecticut Business Journal

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It's a state-of-the-art facility in every repect. The aspiration is to make cancer care and research at Yale in the same class as the very top cancer hospitals in the country." - Richard Levin, President, Yale University

"The Cancer Center is one of the most important additions to Yale-New Haven Hospital's patient care capabilities in its 178-year history. Integrating cancer patient services with the introduction of new cancer treatments in one building specifically designed for cancer care will provide a true center of excellence." - Joseph A. Zaccagnino, former President and CEO, Yale-New Haven Hospital

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