Linwood architect worked with hospital to design new cancer center in Somers Point
Building had to fit historic street; interior had to be welcoming and professional
Reported by The Sentinel (January 13, 2005)
SOMERS POINT—When Shore Memorial Hospital officials decided several years ago it was time for a new onsite cancer treatment center, they knew they needed to combine a state-of-the-art facility with a warm welcoming environment that fit into the Victorian-style landscape along Shore Road in the city.
They knew the task would be a challenge. Hospital officials interviewed three different architectural design firms before deciding on Fenwick Architects, headed by registered architect Steve Fenwick in nearby Linwood.
“We knew this was the most important thing in our patients’ lives,” said SMH public relations representative Barbara Henry. “We needed clinical sophistication with compassionate care. We said to Steve, ‘We want you to make this warm and fuzzy. Can you do that?'”