McLaren Proton Therapy Center | Courtyard Garden

Flint, Michigan

Client | Reference
McLaren Health Care Corp.

Design 2012

Project Manager
Jeffrey Smith, PLA, LEED AP


2014 Michigan Chapter of ASLA Honor Award  

This world class Cancer Center provides proton beam therapy, the first of its kind in the State of Michigan and is the only center in the world to use this specific technology to treat tumors. PEA teamed with RTKL, SmithGroup, Barton Malow, and Christman on an integrated design team to complete this state-of-the-art project.

Following early involvement during the survey phase, PEA designed the site, coordinated complex utility issues and provided field staking for caissons to support the 50-foot deep, 6-foot wide, concrete, treatment room walls. In addition to engineering tasks, PEA led the effort to enhance the site’s visual quality. Lush landscape features are strategically placed to soften exterior walls of imposing vaults housing the synchrotron equipment.

An award-winning interior courtyard space typifies the landscape design effort. This small courtyard at the heart of the building serves as a visual focal point from the main hallways and provides comforting views from the main waiting room. The garden oasis makes a design statement pertaining to the healing process while offering a positive distraction for staff and visitors. While improving the patient experience, it reduces both patient and employee stress.

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | McLaren Proton Therapy Center | Courtyard Garden