Life with Cancer Dewberry Family Center


Fairfax, VA


Inova Health System

Project Size

16,000 sq. ft.

Completion Date


The Inova Health System’s Life with Cancer program aims to help enhance quality of life by providing free education, information, and support to cancer patients and their families.  The Dewberry Family Center provides a new home for this program. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, this stand-alone facility has a strong residential character to provide a non-clinical, nurturing environment. The natural setting for the center is enhanced by landscaped healing gardens and areas for outdoor functions.

Within the 16,000 sq. ft. building’s two stories and basement are rooms for art therapy, meditation, counseling, reading, exercise, diet education, digital information resources and community meeting spaces. There are also rooms for the popular Complimentary Therapy programs. Completed in January 2009, Inova’s Life with Cancer Dewberry Family Center consolidates the program’s functions and facilitates its goal of helping people face the many challenges of this disease.