Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion


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Our Project

The Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion is a new global destination center for outpatient cancer treatment, precision medicine, clinical trials and research, and enhanced support services including wellness and integrative medicine. It is designed to create a truly seamless experience that is unique to each person’s cancer journey. The comprehensive facility brings together the newest and most innovative treatment options, including oncology, infusion, state-of-the-art radiation therapy including a world-first MRI-guided linear accelerator and advanced radiosurgery. and precision therapy options including stem cell transplant and cellular therapy. The pavilion also supports integrative medicine programs such as nutrition and wellness planning, counseling services, patient and caregiver support groups, yoga classes, and music and art therapy, as well as an urgent care center for medical concerns specific to the needs of cancer patients.

Our Approach to Health Care Projects

SmithGroup’s design professionals understand how today’s health systems function and how to translate our client’s vision into facilities that work. We collaborate with administrative, operational and clinical staff, digging deep to evaluate processes and needs. This precise analysis reveals new opportunities that can mitigate risk, reduce capital and operating costs, and enhance delivery and quality of care using human-centric design principles to transform the patient experience.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion

Region: Region 5

Location: Detroit, MI

Square Footage: 187,000

Completion Date: January 2021




Working across a network of 15 offices, our team of 1,300+ experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design and delivery-giving rise to new and innovative processes and methodologies that are redefining the way we work. Blending artistry, technology, planning, research and strategy, SmithGroup's award-winning Health practice has delivered exceptional design solutions at every scale, from community clinics to the world's most technically advanced hospitals and specialty facilities.


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