Images by Halking Mason Photography

With the purchase of a vacant former corporate headquarters property adjacent to its flagship, 1,000-plus bed medical campus, the Inova health care system established its new Center for Personalized Health at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. 


Inova Schar Cancer Institute Center for Personalized Health


Fairfax, Va.


Wilmot Sanz Inc.

Completed in May 2019, the 465,000-square-foot Inova Schar Cancer Institute is the centerpiece of this new campus and serves as a consolidated hub for Inova’s clinical, technological and research expertise.

To create an open, welcoming destination for state-of-the-art cancer care, the design team was challenged to totally transform the existing foreboding, high-security corporate facility into a light-filled and comforting space for the patients receiving care and staff members administering it. A new main entry pavilion creates a bright and airy first impression and addresses the existing building’s accessibility challenges. 

The Schar Cancer Institute offers a full range of comprehensive cancer care, with 54 infusion therapy positions, 124 multidisciplinary clinic exam rooms, three linear accelerator vaults and two proton therapy vaults. 

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