St. Peter’s Health Partners | Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center

“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design


St. Peter's Health Partners | Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center

  • Project Size: 14,000-sf
  • Project Location: 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, NY 12180
  • Project Team: St. Peter's Health Partners
  • Completion Date: June 2015
  • Construction Cost: $1.25 Million
  • Owner Contact: Michael Tierney, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
  • Project Request:

    To create a patient-centered, non-clinical healing environment that aims to reduce the stresses of treatment on patients and families.

  • Project Solution:

    The new Cancer Treatment Center at St. Mary’s Hospital was designed around input from patients and staff. The extensive renovation prioritized areas with direct patient occupancy. It includes a warm, inviting reception area; awaiting room with a coffee bar, fireplace, large comfortable lounge chairs, and pendant light fixtures; a children’s corner; and separate areas to read, watch TV and play games. A spacious infusion area has views to the outside, room for family and friends, patient-controlled lighting, accessible outlets, writing surfaces and places to store personal belongings. The library includes audio books, informational journals, and computer access. Fashion boutique for wigs and other accessories and a spa-like wellness room for massage therapy completes the amenities.