New Cancer Center

A New Dawn in Cancer Care

The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is building a new $68 million multidisciplinary cancer center that will save and enhance the lives of those diagnosed with cancer in our community. By unifying the newest technology, physician collaboration and patient-centered care, we will provide the Central Coast with the full spectrum of cancer care in one location that aligns with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) recommendations for best practice in cancer care.

Located within two blocks of Sansum Clinic and Cottage Hospital in the heart of Santa Barbara’s medical village, this new 54,780 square-foot facility will be a model of coordinated cancer treatment, achieving both scientifically comprehensive and intensely personal care. The new center will house all outpatient cancer care and supportive services in a facility designed to optimize patient experience, physician collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to care.

The new Center will include two state-of-the-art radiation vaults with treatment equipment, an Infusion Suite with tree-top views located on the 3rd floor, dedicated space for our clinical teams (Research, Oncology Nutrition, Genetic Counseling), Navigation, Oncology Social Work Services and Wellness programs.

The new Cancer Center is designed to ensure inspiring space for professional staff to work efficiently and collaboratively, while the Healing Garden with its shaded walking paths and native landscaping will create a peaceful environment for patients, families, visitors and staff.

We are striving to build the finest community Cancer Center in the nation as we deliver on our mission of providing superior, personalized care to all members of our community regardless of ability to pay.

About the Building

  • 3-story building
  • 3.38 acre campus
  • 54,780 sq. ft. building with a 23,432 sq. ft. footprint
  • Nearly half-acre healing garden with cancer-fighting plants and shaded walking paths and seating areas
  • 80 seat auditorium for physician and staff education
  • 180 parking spaces

Craftsman cottage-style architecture that will combine Santa Barbara sandstone and shingle-siding; large windows will offer mountain views from many infusion suites, where patients and their families may spend long hours.

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Anticipated Timeline

The project scope consists of the following components, which will occur in the sequence they are listed below. The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara will remain open and operational throughout the duration of the project.

Plans for the new Cancer Center of Santa Barbara

Months 1-3:

  • Site Preparation – Complete
  • Relocation of residential house(s) on Pueblo Street – Complete
  • Demolition of existing structures on property, except for existing Cancer Center at 601 W. Junipero Street office building – Complete

Months 4-8:

  •  Parking Structure Construction – Complete

Months 9-20:

  • Cancer Center Construction – Expected completion date of Fall 2017
  • Construction of the new Cancer Center with revised site access on Pueblo Street

Months 20-22:

  • Healing Garden and Junipero Street – Expected completion date of Winter 2018
  • Construction of a learning center for staff and physicians
  • Construction and renovation of existing residences on Junipero Street
  • Demolition of existing Cancer Center and creation of Healing Garden in its place

Standard hours of construction are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Any work outside of this time period must be pre-approved by the City of Santa Barbara, and neighboring residences and businesses will be notified accordingly. We understand that this construction may cause some inconveniences to the surrounding neighborhood. The entire project team will do their best to ensure compliance with the conditions of approval, respond in a timely manner to inquiries that arise, and complete the work expeditiously.

Key Partners

Developer/Builder: The development and construction of Santa Barbara’s new Cancer Center is led by G.L. Bruno and Associates, a seasoned specialty firm dedicated to the needs of the healthcare industry within the western U.S.

National healthcare firm Boulder Associates teamed up with local architecture firm Cearnal Andrulaitis.

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic:
9 Medical Oncologists, 4 Radiation Oncologists and more than 100 medical and support staff who provide oncology care in Santa Barbara, Solvang and Lompoc.

Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara:
The leading nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer care in Santa Barbara and Sansum Clinic’s fundraising partner for the new Cancer Center.