Another major building has finished construction and officially opened in Detroit. The Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, part of the Henry Ford Health Systems, opened in January on West Grand Boulevard. 

The $155 million, 187,000 square foot project was designed by SmithGroup and includes artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts (as part of their Inside Out prorgram), as well as a glass mobile piece in the main lobby by Detroit artist Juan Martinez.

Courtesy of Henry Ford Health Systems

Key elements of the pavilion were designed with input from patients and families, including an art gallery, quiet meditation spaces, plenty of natural light, and spaces for yoga and art therapy (open when it is safe to gather again). A glass skywalk connects the pavilion to the Henry Ford Hospital across the boulevard.

“This new Henry Ford Cancer Institute location in Detroit provides the ideal environment for our clinicians and team members to deliver the best in patient-centered care in a warm and embracing setting,” said Adnan Munkarah, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer of Henry Ford Health System. 

According to a statement from Henry Ford Hospital, "the new cancer pavilion is a global destination for seamless and integrated cancer care, bringing together the newest and most innovative treatment options including specialty clinics for 14 different types of cancer, precision medicine, clinical trials, and supportive services."

This is one of a number of construction projects in the area. Across the Lodge in New Center, the new Pistons Performance Center opened before the pandemic. Recently renovated apartments are leasing this spring at the Albert Kahn Building across from the Fisher Building. Going west down Grand Boulevard, the Motown Museum is undergoing an extensive expansion. Within NW Goldberg, a new park addressing both green space and transportation was completed last fall.