US Oncology

Sustainability Statistics


  • The landscape is sited between the parking facility and the medical building, offering the user a garden experience when walking between the two.
  • Erosion control strategies are implemented, by using geotextiles to stabilize soils.
  • The project conserves healthy soils.
  • Soil protection zones were communicated.


  • A 75-foot tree buffer along the properties perimeter was saved.
  • 50% native plant types were used.
  • The soil profile was considered during plant selection.
  • The project minimizes pesticide and fertilizer use.


  • Stormwater features were designed into amenities.
  • The site’s design mitigates runoff.

Carbon, Energy + Air

  • A large central gathering space is kept cool with an 80-foot-long water feature and the shade from crape myrtles.
  • The project uses regional materials.
  • During construction, pollutants were controlled and retained.
  • Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was minimized through designated smoke-free zones and prohibited smoking on-site.


  • Sustainability in material manufacturing was supported.
  • Materials were reused on-site.
  • Reusable vegetation, rocks, and soil were diverted from disposal.
  • Materials not needed on-site were recycled.

US Oncology

The US Oncology entry garden creates a memorable entry into the building and a place for outdoor gatherings. The garden is held by a grid of Natchez white crape myrtles that frames an 80-foot-long water feature and a central green for large gatherings. Lush landscaping provides a garden setting for employees and visitors to enjoy.

The Woodlands, TX
Team: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Gensler