University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

Owner: University of South Alabama

Location: Mobile, Alabama

Size: 123,405 sq ft

Cost: $51,600,000

Completion Date: October, 2008

Architect: RMJM Architects

Description: Robins & Morton completed the $50 million University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (USAMCI) in October of 2008. It boasts 123,405 sq. ft. of space for cancer treatment and research and features state-of-the-art equipment including the CyberKnife Robotic Linear Accelerator a TomoTherapy Helical Linear Accelerator, and a Philips Gemini TF 64-Slice PET/CT. The USAMCI is the first academic cancer research institute in the upper Gulf Coast region and the United States’ only outpatient facility that houses this specialized radiation oncology equipment under one roof. The facility is comprised of two wings, one for treatment and one for research. While the treatment wing is constructed of steel, the research wing is constructed of concrete to control vibration at research areas, so extensive coordination was necessary at construction joints. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley; U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile; addressed the crowd at the grand opening ceremony on November 3. Riley called the day “one of those defining moments in the history of the southern part of the state." This project has won an Alabama ABC Excellence in Construction – Eagle Award