Osborn provided complete civil/site design services for the new Cancer Center Building, which will serve as a separate outpatient hospital complex to the current Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus. The design and construction of this project will unite cancer care across the Clinic. This 377,000-square-foot, seven-story facility is located just north of Carnegie Avenue between East 102nd and East 105th Streets adjacent to the Crile building. The existing Upper Carnegie building was demolished to make room for the new building, placing it on the south side of the Clinic's recently completed Crile East Mall, for which Osborn also served as the civil/site design engineer.
The civil engineering for the new Cancer Center Building included extensive coordination with the architect in the site layout and concept design process. The project included site sustainability, parking reconfiguration, utility service connection, drainage, vehicular routing and utility connections. The project is endeavoring to achieve LEED® Gold status.
A key feature of this project includes its location adjacent to Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor project on E. 105th Street, requiring extensive coordination of building/site layout and utility routings due to the new right-of-way requirements for the Opportunity Corridor. To make room for the new complex, Osborn’s site design also included the relocation and reconstruction of E. 102nd Street and the associated utilities with the existing street.
The new Cancer Center Building will feature both above-ground bridge and below-ground tunnel connections to the existing Crile building for better ease of access for patients, caregivers and medical supplies. Additional green space will be added to the existing Crile East Mall to serve patients being treated at the new Center, including meditation gardens and full height window views.