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.
texas architect 9 / 10 2 0 07 87 portfolio: HealtHcare project Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, Houston client 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); Wylie Consulting Engineers (MEP) photographer Aker/Zvonkovic Photography the new 31-story addition to the texas Medical center (tMc) offers 500,000-sf of retail, ambulatory surgery, and professional office space to an area that previously lacked adequate lease space for physicians. in addition to solving that problem, houston-based Kirksey has cre- ated a focal point for the tMc skyline. Located at the intersections of Fannin, Main, and McGregor, the build- ing’s design fits an 11-story parking garage, 15 floors of 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 resources concrete materials : TXI; precast architectural concrete : Coreslab Structures of Texas; unit masonry wall assemblies : Oldcastle Eagle Cordell Concrete Products; architectural metal work : Vision Products; railings and handrails : Vision Products; waterproofing and dampproofing : American Hydrotech; unit skylights : Plasteco; glass : Viracon; glazed curtainwall : Arrowall Company; tile : Daltile; metal ceilings : Chicago Metallic; fluid applied flooring : Sonneborn Ground FLoor pLan 1 Lobby 2 RetaiL 3 DRive thRu 4 MechanicaL RooM 5 Dock aRea 6 PaRking gaRage RaMPs 7 MetRo Light RaiL 1 Memorial Hermann Medical plaza 1 night becomes a beacon of changing colors. the center includes the roger clemens institute for sports Medicine, the Memorial hermann Breast center, and the Memorial hermann imaging center. Kirksey effectively integrated the new building into the texas Medical center through the use of skybridges that connect the new tower to surrounding buildings, including the hermann professional Building to its west and the ut professional Building to its south. Megan bRaLey 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 2 7