By Theresa Edwards Makrush
The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute has announced vendor selections for its $39 million expansion and upgrades. The project is being managed by the University of Florida Planning, Design & Construction Division.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute has signed an agreement with IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) to install the proton therapy equipment manufacturer’s compact Proteus®One system. The single-room treatment system is the centerpiece of the multiphase project announced earlier this year. IBA will also install advanced treatment technologies to the existing proton therapy system.
The construction manager selected for the 10,000-square-foot expansion is Gilbane Building Company. The company’s Jacksonville office will oversee the project. Gilbane has extensive experience in building hospitals and health care facilities, including multiple proton therapy facilities in the United States.
The architectural firm chosen to design the expansion is Walker Architects, Inc. Based in Gainesville, Florida, recent projects include the renovation and expansion of the University of Florida’s J. Wayne Reitz Union.