Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2007: Design Awards
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
p o r t f o l i o : H e a l t h c a r e Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza project client Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, Houston Mischer Healthcare Services architect Kirksey design team Jim Dietzmann, AIA; Tomas Barrera, AIA; Bob Inaba, AIA; Scott Wilkinson, AIA contractor D.E. Harvey Builders consultants Haynes Whaley (structural); Walter P Moore (civil); r e s o u r c e s concrete materials : TXI; precast architectural concrete : Coreslab Structures of Texas; unit masonry wall assemblies : Oldcastle Eagle Cordell Concrete Products; architectural metal work : 11 Vision Products; railings and handrails : Vision Products; waterproofing and dampproofing : Viracon; ceilings : American Hydrotech; unit skylights : Plasteco; glazed curtainwall : Arrowall Company; tile : Daltile; 2 glass : 1 metal 3 Wylie Consulting Engineers (MEP) photographer 7 Chicago Metallic; fluid applied flooring : Sonneborn Aker/Zvonkovic Photography 4 The new 31-story addition to the Texas Medical Center night becomes a beacon of changing colors. The center (TMC) offers 500,000-sf of retail, ambulatory surgery, includes the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine, and professional office space to an area that previously the Memorial Hermann Breast Center, and the Memorial lacked adequate lease space for physicians. In addition Hermann Imaging Center. Kirksey effectively integrated the to solving that problem, Houston-based Kirksey has cre- new building into the Texas Medical Center through the use ated a focal point for the TMC skyline. Located at the of skybridges that connect the new tower to surrounding intersections of Fannin, Main, and McGregor, the build- buildings, including the Hermann Professional Building ing’s design fits an 11-story parking garage, 15 floors of to its west and the UT Professional Building to its south. doctor’s suites, and 2 floors of a 100,000-sf Ambulatory Surgery Care Center into a tightly packed area. Kirksey’s unique design incorporates an illuminated crown that at 9 / 1 0 2 0 0 7 M e g a n Br a l e y 4 4 5 2 6 6 ground Floor plan 1 Lobby 2 Retail 3 Drive Thru 4 Mechanical Room 5 Dock Area 6 Parking Garage Ramps 7 Metro Light Rail t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 87