April 5, 2022

CannonDesign Selected to Design Waterfront Cancer Center for Mount Sinai Medical Center

We are thrilled to share Mount Sinai Medical Center has selected our team to design its new Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center in Miami Beach.

The 200,000-sf facility will offer breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay while providing state-of-the-art cancer care services and resources alongside luxury amenities. Just down the coast is Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Skolnick Surgical Tower and Hildebrandt Emergency Center, also designed by CannonDesign and opened in 2019.

“The face of cancer care is rapidly changing, and we’re honored to be part of putting Mount Sinai at the front lines of cancer care in South Florida and beyond,” said Mike Pukszta, co-director of the health practice and project executive. “Cutting-edge care embedded into the stunning beachfront site will make this facility a destination and place of hope and healing for years to come.”

The first rendering of the facility was unveiled at Miami Beach’s State of the City address this month, where donor Norman Braman and his wife Irma were in attendance.

“The Braman Cancer Center will create needed access to clinical expertise, robust support services, research, trials, and the newest technologies, all housed in an ultramodern $250 million facility, with views of beautiful Biscayne Bay,” said Mayor Dan Gelber.

Patient experience will be at the forefront of this cancer center, which will offer same-day and next-day appointments as well as telemedicine and oncology urgent care options. Each treatment and chemotherapy room will offer sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay as a supportive healing environment. The latest in radiation oncology and surgical oncology technology will be available to Mount Sinai patients, providing the best care close to home for many in South Florida.

Mental health will also be a priority with the inclusion of a wellness program. The program will offer psychologists and patient care navigators to assist with the additional non-physical stressors of cancer care such as financial needs and emotional support. Patients will also have access to meditation, caregiver support, physical therapy, nutrition classes, music and pet therapy and more.

“We intend to make this center a timeless and human-centric space that embraces and draws inspiration from its beautiful natural surroundings,” said Mike. “Coupled with Mount Sinai’s cutting-edge care and resources, this space will make strides in cancer care, prevention and treatment.”