Frauenshuh Cancer Center & Parking Ramp

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

  • Owner

    Park Nicollet

    Architect

    BWBR Architects

  • Delivery Method

    Construction Manager at Risk

    Size

    700,000 sq. ft.

*This project is LEED Silver certified

This facility became the new home for all of Park Nicollet’s cancer care and radiation therapy services. The innovative design provided Park Nicollet the opportunity to not only centralize these services, but also to apply their new model of care for delivering them – patients stay in their rooms while all cancer care related services are brought to them.

The project took place within an active hospital campus, resulting in a very constrictive site which allowed no lay down or staging areas for construction. Patient and staff traffic and their adjacency to construction activity was a primary focus throughout construction.

Even with a high water table, constrictive site and harsh winter conditions, Knutson was able to help the owner finish 6 months ahead of schedule. This allowed them to open their PET/CT department earlier than anticipated and generate additional revenue from the early completion date.