JACKSONVILLE, FL – Haskell, a leading provider of client-focused solutions in the AEC industry, recently announced that the Scripps Proton Therapy Center has received a Best Projects Award of Merit from Engineering News-Record (ENR) California.
The award, which was given in the category of Healthcare, will be presented to Haskell on December 5, 2013 at ENR California’s Best 2013 Projects Awards Event in Long Beach, California. Independent juries of industry leaders in design and construction from each of ENR’s ten regional editions judged the projects using five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork.
“Integrated design-build delivery made this unique project possible. No other approach would have helped better interpret the client’s vision, create value, deliver superior results and produce this award-winning project. As a past chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, it is very gratifying to see how design-build has matured and become the delivery method of choice across multiple markets,” said Steve Halverson, Haskell’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Scripps Proton Therapy Center is a cutting-edge proton therapy cancer treatment facility featuring 102,000 square feet of treatment and administrative space, and is one of only 12 proton therapy centers operating in the United States. Proton therapy is a highly advanced form of radiation therapy that has the ability to provide cancer patients positive clinical outcomes, shorter treatment times and fewer side effects or complications.
“This project marked a healthcare industry milestone as the first proton therapy facility of its size to be designed and built in the U.S. utilizing the fully integrated (design-build) model. Haskell is honored to have been involved in bringing the vision of this fantastic facility to reality for the patients and families that will benefit from the care delivered here,” said Jim Eaton, Vice President of Haskell’s Healthcare Division.
Advanced Particle Therapy served as the lead developer with Signet Development providing project development and management services for the project. Haskell provided fully integrated design, engineering and construction services for the state-of-the-art facility. This successful team is currently engaged in delivering a second Advanced Particle Therapy proton therapy center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.