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Duke Cancer Center

Project Overview:

The Duke Cancer Center, a teaching and research hospital in North Carolina, is a 267,000 square foot fully integrated cancer care and research facility. They are ranked #13 nationally and the building offers state-of-the-art patient care with a more stream¬lined approach to cancer care. The building was designed with input and suggestions from patients, caregivers, faculty, and staff.

Building Challenge:

With cancer care being the focus of the building, the atmosphere needed to be warm and inviting and be a place where patients feel comfortable while maintaining their privacy. In addition, the doors needed to match the millwork package seamlessly while providing the protection patients and staff demand.

The fire ratings for the doors include 20-, 45-, and 90-minutes.

The Sassandra veneer doors chosen feature a unique low-sheen finish and were hand selected for the project.

Some of the doors used featured an Agrifiber core which contains no added urea formaldehyde and are composed of pre-consumer rapidly renewable material.

VT's Contribution:

VT Industries manufactured over 700 openings for the Duke Cancer Center and worked directly with the architect to select the perfect finish for the doors. The warmth of the facility was enhanced while patients’ privacy was maintained.

The addition of VT doors helped the Duke Cancer Center to provide patients with a warm, inviting atmosphere.