Oncology Nursing Society

Founded in 1975, the Oncology Nursing Society with over 39,000 members continues to expand its mission of advancing excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.

In 2000, we were retained to provide research and programming services that resulted in a decision to build a new 110,000 headquarters facility that included approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of lease space on a 5-acre site located at RIDC West.

One of the first raised floor buildings in the region, and sustainability designed the building was shaped to provide both an entry and rear courtyards with two 80 ft. x 200 ft. bays x 10 ft. ceilings, providing an abundance of natural light.

ONS offices located on the 1st and portion of the 2nd floor with departments designed as “neighborhoods” connected by an interior street with file islands intended to promote collaboration. “Enclaves”, which now would be defined as huddle rooms were distributed throughout the space providing for individual privacy and impromptu meeting areas. Services included furniture procurement of all new systems furniture. The project was completed in 2002 on schedule and within budget.

“When we selected McCormick Architects + Designers to build our facility, we anticipated a high level of professionalism. In addition to professionalism, Mark has exhibited a very high level of personal commitment. We had high expectations when we selected Mark and his team, and I can say now that the level of service provided exceeded our expectations.”

We provided a variety of services including changes required following the establishment of new for profit subsidiaries, cosmetic improvements, and the design of lease space for a variety of building tenants.

In 2015 we were retained to prepare a master plan, which responded to changes in the organization & dramatic changes, in the approach to office design.

Comfort Develop a plan that improves thermal and ergonomic comfort.

Collaboration Develop a plan that enables increased opportunities for collaboration.

Efficiency Develop a plan that utilizes space more efficiently and reduces waste.

Flexibility Develop a plan that increases flexibility both on a day to day and long term basis.

“Mark puts his heart and soul into every project we work on together.  In 2000, he designed our beautiful 103,000 sq ft national headquarters office building and offices.  We updated our space in 2015.  Once again, Mark provided his personal and professional touch to provide excellent guidance in completing our “new space” on time and within budget.”

- Jeffrey Dewalt , Chief Financial Officer, CPA, CGMA
Oncology Nursing Society

Improvements included

  • Reduction of ONS footprint providing for additional lease space.
  • Maintaining 3’ set back between new low wall systems furniture and exterior walls and between installation of new window film to reduce heat gain.
  • Elimination of walls bisecting 80’ x 100’ bays providing for more flexible workstation environment for ONS’s 14 departments.
  • Providing glass enclosed collaboration areas that respond to the need for acoustic privacy.
  • Updated Cat 6 cabling and audio-visual components.

Services included

  • Bidding acquisition of new systems furniture, office, and common area furniture working with Workscape.
  • Project Management, which including acquisition and management of Owner’s vendors including IT technologies, building access systems, existing furniture removal, and the development of move and phasing plans

The $2 million phased project was completed under the budget and on time.