Morris, Illinois

We designed this new hematology and oncology center to give patients a healing connection to the natural surrounding farmland as they undergo treatment. The design is geometric, and linear shapes add interest to the building, drawing it up from the ground toward the sky, suggesting hope and optimism. Local limestone gives the structure an organic, soothing presence. Large windows allow natural light to brighten the chemotherapy treatment area, and together with warm, earthy tones, create a comforting and positive atmosphere for staff, patients, and their families.



  • 27,000 SF

  • 7 physician offices

  • 22 exam rooms

  • Pharmacy

  • 2 MRIs

  • 2 CT scanners

  • 1 linear accelerator

  • 1 PET

  • Chemotherapy recovery area

  • 68 parking spaces



Client: Morris Oncology Center

Architecture: a+c architects

Interior Design: a+c architects

Civil: HK Consulting

Structural: Kamry engineering

MEP: Chatain & Company

Photography: Paul Hydzik