Duke Medicine Pavilion and Cancer Center

Duke Medicine Pavilion | Duke Medicine Cancer Center

Duke Medicine Pavilion

PavillionThe Duke Medicine Pavilion, a major expansion of Duke University Hospital, will add 16 new operating suites and 160 critical care and intermediate beds.  Once completed in 2013, the steel-and-glass building will offer a much-needed new surgical platform and improved patient amenities.


  • 8 floors
  • 580,000 square feet
  • Estimated project cost: $559 million


  • 64 step-down or intermediate beds
  • 96 critical care beds
  • Approximately 16 operating rooms
  • Approximately 48 isolation rooms
  • New, major consolidated imaging suite

Notable features

  • Expanded patient resource center with health library
  • Interoperative surgical imaging
  • Multilevel, climate-controlled concourse
  • New employee areas with natural light
  • New café in pavilion will be convenient to Emergency Department.

Sustainability features

  • Green roof space
  • Use of sustainable building materials
  • Energy efficient mechanical systems
  • LEED Silver status target


Cancer Center

Cancer CenterStatistics indicate an expected 14 percent growth in new cancer cases in North Carolina between 2006 and 2011 and a 21 percent in new cancer cases in the Triangle during that same time period.

Duke Medicine is building a new ambulatory cancer center to serve this ever-growing patient population.

Patients and their families will enjoy more space and accessibility, convenience and more attention to their special needs. The new center will unite Duke’s outpatient clinical services, eliminating the need for patients to navigate from one clinic to another.


  • 7 floors, including 3 clinic floors
  • 267,000 square feet
  • Construction begins: early 2010
  • Construction complete: 2012
  • Estimated project cost: $222 million


  • 105 multidisciplinary exam rooms
  • 75 infusion stations
  • 25 clinic rooms

Notable features

  • Outdoor infusion terrace
  • First-floor café