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Photo by Whit Preston, courtesy of Frank O. Gehry & Associates.

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Dundee, Scotland 1999–

Gehry's first building in the United Kingdom is a modest cancer care center on the grounds of Ninewells Hospital. It is named for the architect's close friend the late Maggie Keswick Jencks, who founded a patient-support program (whose first center is in Edinburgh). The center is a facility where cancer patients from the nearby hospital, as well as their friends and families, can meet to share experiences and to obtain information for services that complement medical treatment.

Gehry has designed a stimulating and uplifting building—a "friendly little clubhouse," as he calls it—for the quiet site overlooking an estuary. The small tower that dominates the project was inspired by lighthouses. In its domestic scale and spaces, the building is ideally suited to the caregiving activities within.