By 2016, patients will be able to receive intensity modulated proton therapy, or pencil beam scanning: the first of its kind in the Southwest. This method of radiation is specialized for tumors in proximity to sensitive, critical organs to protect the healthy tissue while irradiating the cancer cells using large, beam-generating machines called synchotrons. Located east of the Mayo Clinic Specialty Building, the world-renowned cancer treatment units will be consolidated into one, 217,200 square foot facility. Four stories tall with two stories below grade, it contains a pharmacy, laboratory, endoscopy, radiology, and a cafeteria in addition to the 100,000 square foot proton beam therapy center. The therapy center houses four treatment rooms expected to care for 138 patients per day. Wilson Electric provided temporary power, distribution, and rough installation for the specialized equipment provided by Hitachi America, Ltd. Our Design-Assist team is working very closely with representatives from Hitachi to ensure a complete design and seamless equipment installation, operationally functional, with appropriate electrical distribution. Phase I of construction is expected to be complete by early 2014.